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Food Safety Tips for Gifting Food This Holiday Season

December 8, 2015 by


by Amelia Kermis, MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA A popular holiday tradition is sending gifts of food through the mail. Ordering or sending food through the mail poses a potential food safety threat if the food is perishable. Whether you are ordering specialty meat from a company or […]

Food ingredients allowed in the U.S. but banned everywhere else

August 13, 2015 by


Here are some ingredients you can find in your everyday foods that are banned in other countries. The amount of “pink slime” pumped into our beef has decreased significantly since 2012, when Americans learned about the meat industry hack. Despite causing outrage among grocery meat buyers, the additive used to bulk up cheap meat — […]

12 germs that cause food poisoning

July 17, 2015 by


By Catherine DiBenedetto In most cases of food poisoning, a microbe in something you ate (or a pathogen that goes from your hand to your mouth) irritates your stomach and intestines—and the consequences aren’t pretty, with symptoms that range from a mildly upset tummy to vomiting and bloody diarrhea. Even though the United States has […]

4 Food Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

June 12, 2015 by


By Brianna Steinhilber Next to not having enough time, one of the biggest excuses people make for not eating healthfully is the cost. And while a trip to the grocery store to stock up on healthy ingredients is an investment, it’s the food we throw away, not the food we eat, that costs us the […]

Imported Dried Apricots Recalled

May 28, 2015 by


EURO IMPORT DISTRIBUTIONS INC, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling dried apricots in 3.5 oz plastic bags, because it contains undeclared sulfites. The recalled Dried Apricots is sold in 3.5 oz plastic bags coded 20 02 15 and was distributed in New York State. It is a product of Russia. Analysis of the Dried Apricots revealed […]

2,000+ pounds of Frozen Dog food Recalled

May 17, 2015 by


OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk […]

What is safe to eat when pregnant?

March 12, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Daughter 2-of-5, who is due shortly, asked food safety dad, I know to avoid deli meats, but is it OK to eat pepperettes? I asked Chapman (it’s his job, he’s in extension). “Most are shelf stable based on pH and Aw – they have been fermented and dried (not cooked). Sometimes they […]