Growing up, September always meant the beginning the school year. But now, entering my 16th year of schooling, September has taken on a new meaning as a graduate student who is passionate about raising the awareness for the FDA‘s National Food Safety Month.

The second of four children, I was fortunate enough to have…

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 …

How many times have you been at a hotel, ski condo, or beach house and discovered that the microwave instructions for that deep dish pizza or pot pie include a grid with cooking times tied to wattage?

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And you have not a clue what this particular oven’s wattage is, because you’ve never seen it before. It’s …