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Flood food safety stressed with more rain coming from Harvey

With wind and rain from Hurricane Harvey expected to continue through the end of the week, public health officials renewed their messages about the dangers of floodwater and other food safety hazards Tuesday. Federal, state and local agencies are working to ensure that displaced residents have adequate, and safe, food supplies, but widespread power outages are complicating… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey brings food safety challenges to millions

USDA urges those in storm's path to be aware of dangers and take action to avoid food poisoning

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UPDATE 11:55 p.m. EDT — The National Hurricane Center has posted new forecast details and interactive maps. Click on the map at right for updated information. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The National Hurricane Center expects Harvey to strengthen in… Continue Reading

USDA updates flood food safety advice for consumers

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Editor’s note: As the National Weather Service continued to predict rain for already flooded areas on Monday, the USDA updated its food safety advice to consumers who are able to return to their homes.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may… Continue Reading

Food Safety Advice for Those Experiencing Severe Thunderstorms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for the Northeast, Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley due to severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service has announced a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of New England into the Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley. There could also… Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Food Safety Advice for Storm-Lashed Eastern Seaboard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Wednesday issued food safety recommendations for the eastern seaboard, which has been affected by a massive storm system that has dropped about 10 inches of rain on the region and left as many as 30,000 people without power. Power outages from weather… Continue Reading

Fraud Followed Hurricane Irene Food Safety Program

Fraud was the price of food safety in Connecticut after Hurricane Irene. Over the past weekend, an angry Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state was investigating “multiple incidents of possible fraud” by state residents, including some state employees, who took money intended for low-income people to replace food spoiled in the aftermath of… Continue Reading

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips as Hurricane Irene Nears

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, and other problems that could be associated with the storm. “Hurricanes not only pose dangers to… Continue Reading

Food Safety in Storms’ Aftermath

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for affected residents recovering from the devastating storm damage throughout the nation to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages, flooding, and other problems associated with the powerful storm systems that moved across the southern United States last week.  “With hundreds… Continue Reading

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips for Emergencies

With tsunami warnings and advisories issued for Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast, and heavy rains causing floods on the East Coast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing recommendations to residents in those areas to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems… Continue Reading