Food Safety for Cancer Patients

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Food safety is important for people living with cancer because it is easier for them to become ill. Cancer treatments weaken the body’s immune system that protects against disease and germs.

Consumer Food Safety Tips for Food Trucks

Mobile food trucks are trendy, convenient and they bring their tasty treats right to you. But are they sanitary? Be informed and as a consumer, conduct your own food safety checks to reduce your risk of food poisoning.

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 Taco Day and Food Safety Awareness

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.

The Most Common Types of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

When two or more people get the same foodborne illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak. Ten food types account for nearly 40 percent of all foodborne disease outbreaks.

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.

Food Safety Tips for Fairs and Festivals

With the festival and fair season approaching, it’s important to be mindful of food safety and the factors that can lead to foodborne illness from the temporary food vendors at these events.

Food Safety for People with Weakened Immune Systems

Cancer, diabetes, liver disease, and treatments like chemotherapy can weaken your body’s ability to fight germs. Fight back against food poisoning and learn how to protect yourself and those you care for during National Food Safety Education month.

Food Safety During and After Power Outages

When the electricity or power goes out, many people wonder if they can still eat what was left in their refrigerator or freezer. Health officials state: “When in doubt, throw it out!” There are some additional steps you should take: