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Sparkling food safety habits will brighten your celebration

When family and friends roll into town for Fourth of July festivities, being the host with the most is at the top of most people’s lists. While many worry about campfire and fireworks safety, safe food handling practices are essential keeping your guests and loved ones alive and safe this July. Really, we mean it, and so do the Centers… Continue Reading

Lydia’s 10 Favorite Food Safety News Articles

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Editor’s Note:  Food Safety News  Washington D.C. correspondent Lydia Zuraw for the past two and one half  years will after today be found reporting for nonprofit Kaiser Health News.   She was kind enough to leave us some departing thoughts on the work she did for our readers. —– During my time with Food Safety… Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Refrigerator Safe for Food

September is National Food Safety Education Month and this year, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration are trying to debunk some common myths about keeping food safe in the refrigerator. Use a Thermometer Feeling the cold air when you open… Continue Reading

6 Food Safety Tips for Your Next Cookout

August is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a cookout or picnic for the dog days of summer, here are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety to help keep you and your family and friends from getting sick. 1. Wash Your Hands Always wash your hands before and after handling food…. Continue Reading

USDA Provides Tips for #GrillingLikeaPRO on the Fourth of July

This Fourth of July weekend, many Americans will be celebrating our nation’s independence with family gatherings and summer cookouts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun. One of the… Continue Reading

Most Consumers Don’t Use Food Thermometers Despite Importance to Food Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I was having dinner with my parents. My dad was making chicken and asked me what temperature he needed to cook it to. After all, working for Food Safety News does qualify me as the food-safety expert of the family. “165 degrees F,” I told him. “What if it’s barely… Continue Reading

When Misunderstanding Contributes to Outbreaks

On November 21, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their final update on the 2011 multistate Salmonella outbreak from MealMart-brand “kosher broiled chicken livers,” they found that many of the 179 illnesses resulted from victims consuming undercooked liver. Speculating further, the agency suggested that the word “broiled” on the label… Continue Reading

Time to Eat, Drink and Be Wary

With the holiday season in full frenzy, Food Safety News presents a few food safety tips, a compilation of yuletide considerations for cooks and eaters alike. Joining us — and demonstrating top-notch holiday spirit — is North Carolina State University food safety professor and BarfBlog co-author Benjamin Chapman, Ph.D, who answered a call for help with… Continue Reading