The average American eats out about five times a week. But, 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.
Graduation parties are an exciting time to celebrate by cooking all kinds of food and inviting friends and family during a warm summer day or evening. Don’t forget to include food safety as another gift that graduates will appreciate on their big day.
The growing popularity of unpasteurized dairy to create milk and cheese products in the U.S. has raised public health concerns. A 2017 CDC Report states that raw milk and cheese products account for 96% of foodborne illnesses.
Produce cannot safely be salvaged in flooded areas. Flood waters can be contaminated with oil, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, raw sewage, farm animal waste, agricultural run-off, pathogens, bacteria and other biohazards – and can create foodborne illness or food poisoning.
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.
Just because someone else cooked for you, doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to food safety. Also, remember leftovers are only safe for 2 hours at room temperature and won’t last through a movie.
Firing up the grill this weekend? Don’t forget food safe temperatures when you’re grilling your food! Protect yourself and guests from foodborne illness by ensuring your meat always reaches a safe internal temperature by using a food thermometer.