- September 1st, 2014
Here’s what you need to know about date labels before you buy, eat, or toss your food.
“Sell by date” – tells retailers when they should remove a product from store shelves, but it doesn’t mean that the food is no longer safe to eat.
- September 1st, 2014
Norovirus, salmonella, E. coli: You’ve probably heard of these foodborne illnesses, but would you know if you contracted one? Here’s what you need to know.
- October 1st, 2013
If you read health and diet magazines, you’ve probably learned that eating seafood is good for you. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Kelli M.
- July 1st, 2013
There really is no better way to enjoy a nice summer day than outside eating food, right? Be it a full-blown barbeque or a quick amuse-bouche, it’s revitalizing and fun to get away from the routine of indoor meals at the kitchen table.Picnics are a great way to share food and fun this summerBy Cara Lucas
- 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