Farmers Markets and Food Safety

A farmer’s market is a great way to get locally-grown, fresh fruit, vegetables, and other foods. Unfortunately, several cases of foodborne illness have been connected with food from farmer’s markets. To prevent food illness, follow important food safety procedures.

Oral Allergy Syndrome and Which Foods to Avoid

Are spring fruits and vegetable making your mouth itchy? You may have oral allergy syndrome. OAS is an allergic reaction caused by certain fresh fruits, raw vegetables, seeds or nuts that are consumed, typically during spring and early fall.

Easter Leftovers Food Safety Tips

The Easter dinner is over, you’ve cleaned up all the festive decorations, but there remains a bounty of leftovers. Your Easter leftovers won’t last forever. Do you know how long can you safely keep these leftovers in your refrigerator before they go bad? Knowing how long you have to eat leftovers is important to ensure no one gets foodborne illness.

Food Safety Rankings at MLB Ballparks

A recent report by Sports Illustrated – compiled from local health departments – found that nearly 1/3 of MLB stadiums had more than 100 total violations, with 18 ballparks displaying critical violations in their concession stands. See how your stadium ranked and don’t let food illness ruin your fun!

Easter Ham & Pork Food Safety Tips

Planning ahead for Easter dinner? Make sure not to purchase the ham too early. Some hams only keep for 3-4 days in the fridge. Ham or pork preparation and cooking – along with the storage of leftovers – must be done properly or food illness can occur.

Easter Ham Food Safety Tips

Planning ahead for Easter dinner? Make sure not to purchase the ham too early. Some hams only keep for 3-4 days in the fridge. Ham or pork preparation and cooking – along with the storage of leftovers – must be done properly or food illness can occur.

Easter Turkey Food Safety Tips

Easter is a time for gathering and sharing with friends and family while having a lovely meal. Festive times for giving and sharing should not include sharing foodborne illness.

Egg Food Safety for Easter

When you’re decorating, cooking or hiding Easter eggs, extra care is needed as eggs are handled a great deal more than usual around Easter. Follow these tips:

Food Safety for Easter Gatherings

Learn how to prepare and serve food safely for large groups for the holidays, family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings to prevent food illness.

Pie Safety on National Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Whichever pie you choose – pizza or pastry – use simple food safety rules and procedures to keep them delicious and food safe!