Food Safety for Grilling and BBQ

Practice proper food safety grilling methods this summer to avoid foodborne illnesses and keep your summer festivities safe with these tips.

Food Safety Tips for Eating Out

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.

Food Safety for Graduation Parties

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.

Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk & Cheese Dangers

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.

Food Safety and the Dangers of Garden Flooding

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.

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.

Eating Out Food Safety Tips

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.

Food Safety While Grocery Shopping

While grocery shopping, it is important to follow proper food non-contamination and safety procedures or you can be at risk for food illness.

Food Safe Temperatures for Grilling

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.