Eggs – Salmonella and Food Safety

Eggs – just like raw meat, poultry and fish – must be properly stored, handled and cooked to be safe. Eggs that appear normal can contain a germ called Salmonella that can make you sick.

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Raw Milk & Cheese Pose Serious Health Risks

June is National Dairy Month. Unpasteurized dairy is growing in popularity, but it poses serious health risks. If you are a milk, cheese and dairy product lover, you’ll appreciate these myths and food safety tips about raw milk and cheese products.

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Food Safety on National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day’s goal is to help keep older adults healthy and fit and this importantly includes food safety by protecting them from foodborne illness and helping them understand why certain pathogens are more common for their age group.

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Summer and Vacation Food Safety

Maintaining food safety during the summertime can be a challenge. Due to warmer temperatures, bacteria that can cause food poisoning grow more rapidly than in the cooler months.

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Hand Hygiene and Food Safety

Unwashed hands are considered the most significant pathway to pathogen transfer and food safety experts advise hand washing procedures should be implemented and strictly monitored.

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Norovirus Awareness for Food Handlers

Noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (infection of the stomach and intestines) in the United States. People who are infected can spread it directly to other people, or can contaminate food or drinks they prepare for other people.

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Weddings and Catering Food Safety

Food safety is a great concern for those preparing and serving the meal for wedding guests. Keeping hot foods at the required serving temperatures and cold foods to keep from spoiling can be achieved through the proper use of chafing dishes and food safety techniques.

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Food Safety for Mechanically Tenderized Beef

“Mechanically Tenderized Beef” means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

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National Hamburger Month and Food Safety

Did you know May is National Hamburger Month? There are many ways to make a hamburger, but only one way to keep it safe! Remember, using a food thermometer is the only way to make sure your burgers are safe. Cook to 160°F or above!

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