Tag: food safety tips

Back to school food safety tips

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011-As children go back to school to feed their hungry minds, parents will be turning their attention to feeding those hungry bodies with healthy and nutritious snacks at home. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today issued tips to keep kids safe from food poisoning as […]

Super Bowl Sunday Food Safety-Illegal Use of Hands

Image via Wikipedia This is courtesy of the FDA WASHINGTON, February 2, 2010—When planning a Super Bowl XLIV party, hosts should have a defensive strategy against foodborne illness for their guests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends closely refereeing the following food safety violations so every partygoer returns home a winner. Illegal use of hands […]

Food Safety Tips for July 4th

Many of us will celebrate with a day of outdoor activities and tasty meats from the grill. The chef of your household might have the skills to cook the perfect burger, but does he or she know food safety? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has provided food safety recommendations for […]

Super Bowl XLIII Food Safety Tips

In a nutshell: With Super Bowl XLIII fast approaching, it is time to think about the most important element of your February 1 soiree. No, it is not the game; it is not the halftime show; it is not even the ads. IT’S THE FOOD!  Second only to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday represents the highest day […]

Food Safety: E.coli and ground beef

Food Safety: How-to Prepare Ground Beef For Safe Consumption E.coli seems to run rampart. An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure or so the cliche goes. Here are some tips to minimize your risk. –Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. –Wash […]

Food Safety Tips during Ike and other hurricanes, tornadoes

Sept. 11, 2008 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations to those in the projected track of Hurricane Ike, which could produce severe storms and tornadoes in Texas, as well as other Gulf coast states. USDA is hopeful this information will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and […]

Food Safety: Finger-Licking is Bad on TV

Study Measures Food Safety Examples in Popular Cooking Shows   Finger-licking cooking is one thing, but finger-licking cooks?   A new Texas Tech University study on food safety measures found that some Food Network stars may inadvertently be teaching the wrong lessons during their popular shows.   Last year researchers sat down to analyze food-safety […]

Back to School Food Safety Tips

Aug. 28, 2008 – It’s time to pull out the backpacks and clean the lunch boxes as children head back-to-school this month. Packing safe lunches for school and for work is critically important. September is also National Food Safety Education Month®, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education are […]

Food Safety Tips for Flooding Emergencies

June 12, 2008 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing recommendations to those affected by severe storms and flooding in the Central Plains. USDA is hopeful that this information will help minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses due to power outages and other problems that are often associated with severe weather events. According to […]