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.

September is Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month! Most of foodborne diseases are infections caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can be found in contaminated food.

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.

Food Safety During Weather Emergencies

If your power goes out due to extreme weather, knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Food Safety Tips for College Students

When it comes to safely preparing meals, many college kids simply don’t know what it takes to make the grade in food safety, and many end up with a foodborne illness.

Beach Food Safety Tips

Going to the beach? While preparing for the heat – also plan ahead for food safety. While packing your lunches, remember to pack at least 2 cold sources to help your food stay safe throughout the whole day.