National Taco Day Specials and Food Safety

National Taco Day is October 4th and if you plan on having your own fiesta and making your world famous tacos – it’s a good time to brush up on the proper food safety procedures for preparing and serving your tacos.

Food Poisoning from Fish: Ciguatera and Scombroid

Common types of food poisoning from fish include scombroid and ciguatera. Neither type of seafood illness or poisoning can be detected by taste or appearance. Neither can be prevented by cooking or freezing the fish.

National Seafood Month and Seafood Safety

October is National Seafood Month! A great time to highlight smart seafood choices, sustainable fisheries, and following basic food safety tips for buying, preparing, and storing fish and shellfish – to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Reduce Foodborne Illness with Education and Training

Food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The leading three causes of foodborne illness attributed to food service workers are: poor personal hygiene, improper holding temperatures, and improper cooling procedures.

Beach Food Safety Tips

Going to the beach? While preparing for the heat on your body – also plan on the effects of heat on your food.

Ground Turkey Burgers and Food Safety

Ground turkey burgers are becoming increasingly more popular as a tasty grilling option. Turkey is considered a leaner meat and is a good option for a healthier diet by reducing the amount of saturated fats consumed. However, you must follow important guidelines to properly handle and cook raw turkey meat to ensure food safety.

Food Safety for Summer Outings

During summer outings, warmer temperatures, humidity, and lack of home safety controls make situations favorable for bacteria to be uninvited guests during camping, hiking, cookouts, picnics and even road trips.