Posts in the ‘Food safety’ Category

Absolving the “Dirty Dozen”

Have you stopped buying certain fruits or vegetables due to concerns about pesticides? According to the Alliance for Food and Farming: • 60% of consumers are very concerned about pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables • 17% have stopped purchasing particular produce or are purchasing less because of these concerns However, the Alliance for Food

Welcome back, salmon

For my mental and physical health, I’ve been trying to get more omega-3 fatty acids in my diet. It’s all about reducing out-of-control inflammation in the body which research suggests may be a risk factor for the development of many chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease and some types of cancer. According to

Another reason to be careful in the kitchen

“Most people think of foodborne illness as an unpleasant few days of fever and diarrhea, but for some there may be lifelong consequences.” So begins an enlightening—and slightly frightening—article in the April 2012 issue of Scientific American, “Food Poisoning’s Hidden Legacy.” Because of recent, highly publicized cases of foodborne illness from beef, cantaloupe, soft Mexican-style

Home Food Safety Smarts

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011   Home Food Safety Smarts   The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe brings to light the startling fact that many people are unaware of the proper way to store and prepare fruit—as well as other kinds of food. Did you know you should wash your hands before and after handling cantaloupe? Not many people do.

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