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Valentine’s Day

Sweet or sickly sweet, it’s your choice for Valentine’s Day

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Flowers or chocolate? Dining out or staying in? These are the two biggest Valentine’s Day dilemmas. While flowers and chocolates can help make for a great night, poor dining choices can ruin the afterglow of the celebration. Stop Foodborne Illness wants you to be aware of how preventing foodborne illness this Valentine’s Day is one… Continue Reading

Keep the love alive …

... and the pathogens dead; be safe with Valentine's Day oysters

Oysters and champagne. Love is in the air. It must be Valentine’s Day. Yes, indeed, oysters have long been associated with romance — the perfect aphrodisiac. There’s actually some science to back that up, although it’s about the way rats, not humans, responded to oysters in a 2005 study done by a team of Italian… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: How not to poison your date on Valentine’s Day – 8 steps for getting lucky

Opinion

I met the love of my life years before I became a bit too paranoid about dinning out. Yet, with my thoughts on the six foods I do not eat going viral world-wide, I was asked recently how to protect your Valentine’s Day date from barfing or experiencing diarrhea – clearly, neither a great start… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Chocolates: Any Heavy Metals in There?

(This article by Elizabeth Grossman was first published Feb. 11, 2015, by Civil Eats and is reposted here with permission.) We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals. According to the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, there’s… Continue Reading

Cupid is Coming! Tips for a Romantic – and Safe – Dinner

After “flowers or chocolate” (hint: both!), the next big Valentine’s Day question isn’t whether to order the heart-shaped pizza (hint: yes!)–it’s whether to go out to a cozy neighborhood restaurant or cuddle up on the couch and eat takeout. No matter where you dine, make sure you celebrate love with a safe meal. Dining Out… Continue Reading