Food Safety for March Madness Parties

Hosting a March Madness party? Celebration for NCAA basketball fans means planning fun ideas, hosting parties, and placing bets. But don’t let food illness ruin your festive gathering with friends and family. Follow simple food safety tips to keep your party free from dangerous bacteria.

Food Safety for People with Diabetes

Food safety is important for people living with diabetes. Diabetes can affect various organs and systems of the body, causing them not to function properly, and making a person more susceptible to infection and food illness.

National Cold Cuts Day and Food Safety

March 3rd is National Cold Cuts Day. Cold cuts are also known as lunch meat, cooked meat, cold meat and deli meat. Cold cuts belong in a class of foods named Ready to Eat (RTE) foods. To remain food safe, they should be kept at temperatures below 41°F.

Safe Food Temperatures and the "Danger Zone"

Anybody can get food poisoning, but most people don’t think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick after eating contaminated food. Did you know that harmful bacteria can grow when perishable foods are left in the “Danger Zone” (40-140°F) for more than 2 hours?

Slow-Cooker Chili and Food Safety

National Chili Day is the fourth Thursday of February and there’s nothing better than enjoying a nice bowl of chili on a cold winter’s day. Make sure you use food safe procedures and your delicious chili is cooked to a safe internal temperature to prevent food illness.

Lent and Seafood – Safety and Informed Choices

As part of the Christian Lenten tradition, people abstain from eating “meat” on Fridays and instead consume seafood. Learn what are the good choices you can make when it comes to seafood, and why you should make them. Likewise, follow simple food safety tips so you can confidently select, store, prepare and cook seafood safely!

Mardi Gras – Food Safety Tips

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Don’t let this day – filled with a variety of mouth-watering dishes – end in food illness. Follow food safety practices to help keep your feast both food safe and delicious!