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Post food recall stress CNN article debunked by US Food Safety

April 15, 2015 by


In the CNN article, The post-recall food safety check, Alana Hall discusses ways to know if a product has been recalled. It seems she is a fan of Sabra Hummus.  She consulted  John Swartzberg, M.D., a clinical professor at the University of California at Berkeley for his steps to check on a recalled product and […]

5 Myths and Facts about your Microwave

February 10, 2015 by


Did you see American Hustle? Remember that scene where Jennifer Lawrence’s hilarious, mouthy character Roslyn almost burns down the house by putting a meal in the microwave that’s covered with tin foil? In a fit of anger, she tells her husband, Irv, (played by Christian Bale) that he never should have brought that thing in […]

Chipotle Not Great at Food Safety

September 25, 2014 by


 by Doug Powell A Chipotle restaurant in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has failed its health inspection. The restaurant, located at 860 Macon Highway in Lawrenceville, scored 60 out of 100. The Gwinnett County health inspector noted that employees handling food at the restaurant were not washing their hands frequently enough to prevent contamination of food. Other […]

Study dissects countries with most food safety violations

September 9, 2014 by


A new study reveals India, China and Mexico had the highest number of food safety incidents in 2013. A recent study released by Food Sentry, LLC, has shed light on the countries with the most food safety violations in 2013 and the most common types of violations worldwide. The study included a year’s worth of […]

USDA Free Food Safety Webinars

September 5, 2014 by


Food Safety 101 Webinars We all know very well that foodborne illness is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from foodborne illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. This September, to celebrate Food Safety Education Month, FSIS is […]

Of course it’s the top priority; Sysco settles CA investigations, reiterates its commitment to food safety

July 18, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Everyone is concerned about food safety when the shit hits the fan. It’s the top priority. Sysco Corporation has agreed to settle with the State of California all claims related to its past use of drop sites in the state. The $19.4 million settlement includes a payment of $15 million in penalties, […]

Suitable for dog poop: don’t marinate chicken wings in plastic newspaper bags

July 13, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Mike Much in Upper Saucon Township, apparently saves the bags in which his newspapers are delivered for marinating chicken wings. Irene “Toilet Lady” Zalutsky, who shared her homemade concoction for clearing a clogged toilet in 2009, responded, “I just wanted to make a comment about the guy who marinates his chicken wings […]