Just as feathered birds head south for warmer weather, so, too, do human snowbirds, who pack up their RVs and travel trailers they call home once they get to their sunny destinations.

But food-safety gurus warn that there’s no vacation from food safety.

“I don’t subscribe to the ‘knock-on-wood’ approach to food safety,” said Bill…

According to food safety guidelines from most public health agencies, today is the last day to safely eat refrigerated leftovers from Thursday’s holiday meal, and if you didn’t get them into cold storage within two hours of the feasting, you should have tossed them on Thanksgiving Day.

For the coming holiday season and all through…

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for Food poisoning, not even counting side dishes.

Proper handling and cooking can prevent foodborne illness from spoiling a table of food, family, friends, and fun. Tips and tricks for a successful…

Editor’s note: Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Millions of Americans are about to gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have…

For some, the biggest benefit of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. That’s especially true for the cooks of the family, who know that the leftovers from Thursday’s dinner will give them a break from the kitchen on Friday. But before you dig in to the refrigerated turkey and mashed potatoes, consider some food safety advice from…

Despite what Julia Child might have told us during the height of her authority on all things related to home cooking, we should not be washing our raw poultry — especially not in the kitchen sink. To ensure your family enjoys Thanksgiving without any gastrointestinal interruptions, Food Safety News has compiled a guide to Thanksgiving…

At least North Carolina 15 postal workers were taken to the hospital Thursday after consuming food from a Veteran’s Day potluck. Dozens of employees at a U.S. Post Office on West Pointe Drive in western Mecklenberg County began experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating leftovers from a potluck held Tuesday evening, according to local…

Yesterday, you probably indulged in turkey, stuffing and a variety of side dishes. Today, you may be considering a turkey sandwich with cranberries and gravy for lunch. A few questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge are:

  • Have my leftovers been kept out of the “danger zone”?
  • Was my food cooled rapidly?
  • Were my

It’s happened to all of us: you’re looking for something in the freezer or pantry, and discover food that has been forgotten. Your first impulse is to throw it out, but wait!  Is it still good? Chances are it is! Food poisoning bacteria does not grow in the freezer, so no matter how long a…