- August 1st, 2012
For all of you out there eager to fire up the grill on a warm summer night, make sure you think before you act and act before you cook! Due to higher temperatures in the summer months, cooking outside can present many food-related health risks not present in cooler months.
The FDA stresses the importance of keeping these picnic tips in mind when you are dining outside this summer:Play it safe by following these basic grilling tips.By Cara Lucas
- August 31st, 2011
Summer is a time for good food enjoyed outdoors with friends and family, especially on picnics. However, cases of food-borne illness peak in summertime, and a multitude of reasons contribute. Weather provides two of the primary conditions for the spike in summer food poisoning. First of all, the warmer weather encourages rapid bacterial growth.A little planning and a few simple procedures can ensure that your summer fun doesn’t end in distress.By Brooke Holmgren
- October 1st, 2010
With brown hair and a wide, trusting smile, Ashley Armstrong looks like your average happy, healthy 5-year-old. She practices ballet, plays softball, and just started to learn the guitar.
Today, food safety is no longer as simple as saying no to expired milk. As major health problems continue to surface in America’s food supply, here’s what to do to protect you and your family.By Melanie Warner
- June 1st, 2010
Seventy-seven percent of North American households own an outdoor grill, and almost half light up the barbecue twice a week during the summer, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association. All that grilling takes a toll on the environment, but you can lessen the impact of your summer cookouts.
By Jodi Helmer