Category: Safety

Top Five Things to Watch Out For When Buying Organic Foods

As food dangers multiply, organic food is becoming more popular. After all, who doesn’t want to eat food that is free of dangerous pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics? Many people also want to avoid food that has been treated with hormones, irradiated or genetically engineered. Many others want to eat meat that does not come from […]

MSG: A rose by any other name

Written by a guest blogger You may not realize you have a problem when you eat monosodium glutamate (MSG).  If you become inexplicably emotional or can’t think straight after eating some foods, you may be sensitive to the chemical.  If you have migraines, diarrhea, asthma, heart arrhythmia or gastrointestinal distress, it may be the result […]

Food safety: Dog food makes people sick

As tempting as that bowl of kibble is — don’t eat it. People who handle contaminated dog food or touch an infected dog, especially if they don’t wash their hands afterward, can ingest the bacteria and get sick. Unfortunately, humans (that’s you) can and do get sick — salmonella infantis — from dog food. Not […]

Getting Your Kitchen Act Together

If you watch cooking shows or read cooking magazines, you’ve probably seen the term mise en place (meece on plaz) bandied about a fair amount. Just because mise looks a lot like mess, don’t be fooled–it’s the exact opposite! Mise en place is French for “put in place” and is your basic prep work before any recipe. At it’s highest […]

Sun, Fun and Disaster Prepared?

June 1 marks the beginning of Hurricane Season in our neck of the woods and even though it’s been simply ages (knock on wood) since a storm of considerable size has come anywhere near Tallahassee, it’s not a bad idea to start assembling a basic disaster supply kit–aka Bug Out Bag–just in case this is […]

Human salmonella linked to dry dog food

•  A total of 14 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 9 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.* •  Among the 9 patients with available information, 5 were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. •  Multiple brands of dry pet food […]