An estimated 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness in America each year; that means 1 in 6 ill people, with roughly 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths according to the CDC. Public health and food safety urge the public to heed these tips for a happy holiday.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or traveling…

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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,…

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.

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Fridge_406x250September 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…

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-hamburger-4th-july-setting-image9103955This 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…

Our recent article about why thermometers are important for food safety may have gotten you thinking about getting one or using the one you have more often. If so, here’s some advice on how to select and use one. If you’re in the market for a new food thermometer, there are a lot of options…

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.

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Speculating further, the agency suggested that the word “broiled” on the label …

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 …