Child Food Allergies and the Holidays

For parents of a child with food allergies, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Many holiday foods contain at least one of the top eight allergens, making it difficult to enjoy food.
Follow a few simple food allergy precautions and procedures for children with food allergies to safely enjoy the holidays.

Food Safety for Winter Storm Power Outages

Loss of power from winter storms can compromise the safety of refrigerated food. For example, a refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4hours if the door is kept closed. Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe after a power loss will help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Holiday Pies and Food Safety

What’s the holiday season without your favorite pie? If a pie contains milk, cream, and or eggs – safe preparation, cooking, and storage procedures must be followed to prevent a food illness.

Food Safety for Holiday Group Cooking

The holidays involves foods being left out for long periods of time. This invites bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
Learn more about the best food safe practices and how to navigate food allergies during the holidays.

Ham Food Safety Tips

Planning ahead for the holiday dinner? Make sure not to purchase the ham too soon. Some hams only keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Likewise, as with all meats, the safe preparation, the cooking of pork to the recommended temperature – and the proper storage of leftovers – must be done in order to prevent food illness.

Pregnancy and Holiday Food Safety

If you’re pregnant or preparing a holiday meal for someone who is, take extra care when it comes to food safety. Women who are pregnant, or may become pregnant, have to make safe choices with food and avoid certain foods to prevent a foodborne illness and for the safety of the unborn child.

Football Tailgate Parties and Food Safety

Because tailgate parties are an all-day food grilling and feast, there is an increased risk of foodborne illness. Every good tailgate party starts with a good game plan – that should include food safety.

Holiday Food Safety Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

Is your Holiday Food Safety knowledge up to safe standards? Take our free updated quiz to check your understanding of food safety – so your holidays can be remembered for all the right reasons.

Say No to Raw Cookie Dough

Are you celebrating National Cookie Day baking your favorite cookies? If you’re tempted to eat raw cookie dough, don’t do it! Find out why eating raw flour and raw eggs are not safe..

Effective Handwashing for Food Service Employees

The first week of December is National Hand Washing Awareness Week Hand washing is essential in preventing contamination of food by food handlers. The spread of germs from the hands of food handling and service workers to food is an important cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants.