Thanksgiving Turkey Food Safety Tips

A Thanksgiving meal can be stressful and be the largest meal cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness. To avoid making people sick, follow proper food safety procedures for a food safe Turkey Day!

Holiday Food Safety Tips

This holiday season learn how to store, prepare, and serve food safely to prevent foodborne illness from ruining the holidays.

November is the Celebration of Food and Eating Safely

November is a time of celebration bringing family and friends together around a banquet of traditional foods and family recipes. But it does not have to be a season of food illness. Take a few simple steps to celebrate eating food safely in November.

Food Labels – Sell-By, Used-By & Best if Used By

Those “sell-by”, “use-by” and “best-if-used-by” dates that you see on food have nothing to do with food safety. They’re set by manufacturers, without federal oversight, and most often relate to what manufacturers feel is “peak” quality. The date label on food does not tell you if your food is safe to eat.

Freezing and Food Safety

Do you know how long your foods last in the freezer? Food stored constantly at 0°F will always be food safe. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage. View a helpful chart to let you know when you should use or toss.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance Dates

Are you confused about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance dates? There are new compliance dates for the rules that form the foundation of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Halloween Candy Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages and can bring many scares, but don’t let one of those scares be a candy illness or mishap. Learn how you can spot suspicious treats and keep the little ones safe on Halloween.

Ten Least Wanted Foodborne Pathogens

Bacteria, viruses and parasites are the sources of many food poisoning cases, usually due to improper food handling. Foods that are contaminated may not look, taste or smell any different from foods that are safe to eat.

Wedding Reception Food Safety Guidelines

To help prevent food illness from happening at your wedding reception, it is important to put some research into food safety guidelines and your caterer for your big day.