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Food Safety Month: Memories and myth busting

Opinion

Growing up, September always meant the beginning the school year. But now, entering my 16th year of schooling, September has taken on a new meaning as a graduate student who is passionate about raising the awareness for the FDA‘s National Food Safety Month. The second of four children, I was fortunate enough to have parents who educated me on the importance… 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

Microwaves Tested for Safe, Balanced Heating

Throughout 2007, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked at least 272 cases of Salmonella infection linked to ConAgra Foods’ Banquet chicken pot pies, prompting a recall of the frozen entrées that October. Microwaves were not heating the pot pies evenly to the recommended temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, and as a… Continue Reading