Food Safety Tips for Picnics

Picnics are a great way to promote healthy habits, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with family. But, food being prepared outdoors, with the increased temperature, and without home safety controls can lead people to get sick.
So, be sure to follow food safety principles and procedures to ensure a food illness does not ruin your time.

Foodborne Illness: What You Need to Know

While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the CDC estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually – that’s 1 in 6 Americans each year.
To prevent foodborne illness, it is necessary to understand how food becomes unsafe to eat and what proactive measures can be taken to keep food safe.

National Shrimp Day – Food Safety and Buying Tips

Happy National Shrimp Day! Observed annually on May 10, Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood. Follow simple food safety guidelines to ensure your shrimp are properly selected, prepared and cooked to be enjoyed safely

Dining Out Food Safety for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the most popular dining-out holiday. Research shows that 92 million Americans will dine out on Mother’s Day.
But when you dine out, you are putting your trust in other food preparers and handlers – hoping they follow safe food principles and procedures. Understanding that, you can take several steps to ensure that dining out is a pleasure that does not end up with foodborne illness.

Cinco de Mayo Group Cooking Food Safety

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has become increasingly popular and is celebrated by hosting large parties, cooking delicious traditional Mexican foods, and drinking margaritas. But, to protect your party guests from a foodborne illness, follow important food safety procedures and principles.

National Hamburger Month and Food Safety

May is National Hamburger Month. There are many ways to make a hamburger, but there is only one way to make it safe! Remember, using a food thermometer is the only way to make sure your burgers are safe – and cook to 160°F or above!

Food Waste Awareness on Earth Day

Food waste is a huge problem and has a direct negative impact on the environment. On Earth Day (April 22), strive to do your part and spread awareness about this prominent and often overlooked issue.
Raise your environmental awareness by learning about food waste and what you can do to curb it in your own home. Reducing food waste starts in the home, and you can make a difference by taking one small step at a time.

How to Prepare, Cook, and Store Pork Safely

While pork compares favorably for fat, calories, and cholesterol with many other meats and poultry, the safe preparation, the cooking to the recommended temperature – and the proper storage of leftovers – must be done in order to prevent food illness.

Food Safety IQ – Test Your Knowledge

Food safety education and training is essential to raising awareness about foodborne illnesses. How much do know about food safety? Test your Food Safety IQ with our free quiz.

Food Safety for St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. But, the luck of the Irish only goes so far. Food can get contaminated anywhere – so it’s important to always follow sound food safety practices – no matter who prepares the meal or where you eat it. Knowing what to look for and how to safely prepare food – will help you avoid food illness.