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…

The turkey is in the fridge (or on the counter in cold water), thawed and ready for preparation. You’ve selected the perfect size of bird for your guests, be it 18, 20 or maybe even 25. Hopefully, there will be enough for leftovers. As you cook your Thanksgiving meal today, Food Safety News reminds you…

The Food Price Index – produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – suggests we are paying less for food this year than we did for much of 2010 and 2011. But research conducted in the United Kingdom finds that these tight food budgets might have some food safety ramifications. According…

“Would you like a doggy bag to take home?” asks the waiter. “That would be great” says the diner. Nearly half of her dinner remains on the plate and will make a quick second meal for another day.

doggy-bag-406.jpgBut wait. Here’s the same diner calling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline …