Farmer’s Markets Food Safety Tips

Visiting a local farmer’s market today or this weekend? Even though they have their own food safety rules, some items are exempt, so there are also basic guidelines that you should follow to ensure that the farm-fresh food is safe.

Leftover Food Safety Tips

Leftovers can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of foodborne illness increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

National Grilling Month – Food Safety

National Grilling Month is here! Prevent harmful bacteria from making an appearance at your next cookout by following important food safe guidelines for a safe grilling season.

Food Safety Tips for National Grilling Month

July is National Grilling Month! Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Prevent harmful bacteria from making an appearance at your next cookout and follow simple steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.

Fourth of July Grilling – Food Safety Tips

Grilling this 4th of July weekend? Here are some food safety tips to keep your family safe when cooking with outdoor grills. Remember to always clean, separate, cook, and chill to avoid foodborne illness.

Food Safety for 4th of July Gatherings

On the 4th of July holiday weekend, millions of Americans will be gathering with family and friends with tasty, patriotic dishes in backyard grilling parties or picnics. However, nothing ruins a fun gathering faster than spoiled food and stomach cramps. Remember, there are certain food safety tips and procedures that must be followed to prevent foodborne illness.

Importance of Food Safety Education and Training

Food handler safety does not only affect the sales and continued patronage of an establishment, but also public safety. Food safety education and training is essential to raising awareness about foodborne diseases and how deadly pathogen spreads. Thus, many public health agencies require food safety training and/or certification for restaurant managers and sometimes workers.

Grilling Food Safety and Guidelines

It’s important to follow outdoor food grilling safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely:

Safe Food Temperatures and The “Danger Zone”

Anybody can get food poisoning, but most people don’t think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick after eating contaminated food. Did you know that harmful bacteria can grow when perishable foods are left in the “Danger Zone” (40-140°F) for more than 2 hours?

Food Safety Tips for Power Outages

When your home loses power, one of your first concerns should be any perishable food on hand. A power outage is not only a nuisance, but can make some foods in the freezer and refrigerator unsafe to eat.