Rain, storm surges and flooding are expected to continue through the weekend, with Hurricane Harvey expected to make a second landfall today. The Texas tropical cyclone rainfall record appeared to have been broken Tuesday when a rain gauge east of Highlands, TX, reported 51.88 inches of rain as of 3 p.m.…

Editor’s note: As the National Weather Service continued to predict rain for already flooded areas on Monday, the USDA updated its food safety advice to consumers who are able to return to their homes.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Wednesday issued food safety recommendations for the eastern seaboard, which has been affected by a massive storm system that has dropped about 10 inches of rain on the region and left as many as 30,000 people without power. Power outages from weather…

As a winter storm threatens to blanket the East Coast with up to 18 inches of snow today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding consumers to keep their food safe if the power goes out in their homes. Some might think that a power outage in winter may not…

Fraud was the price of food safety in Connecticut after Hurricane Irene.

Over the past weekend, an angry Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state was investigating “multiple incidents of possible fraud” by state residents, including some state employees, who took money intended for low-income people to replace food spoiled in the aftermath of …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, and other problems that could be associated with the storm.

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“Hurricanes not only pose dangers to …

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for affected residents recovering from the devastating storm damage throughout the nation to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages, flooding, and other problems associated with the powerful storm systems that moved across the southern United States last week. 

“With hundreds …

With tsunami warnings and advisories issued for Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast, and heavy rains causing floods on the East Coast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing recommendations to residents in those areas to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems …

Snow, sleet, ice, and wind can wreak havoc on our every day lives. Winter! It’s a fact of modern life: sometimes the power goes out.

If your power goes out, knowing how to keep food safe can help minimize the loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

I have put together some …