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Food Safety

What Do Climate Change, Fruit Flies and Food Poisoning Have Common?

Food Safety,Our Blog | May 31, 2019

“It’s a cool place, and they say it gets colder.  You’re bundled up now wait ‘til you get older.  But the meteor men beg to differ, judging by the hole in the satellite picture.”  Perhaps Smash Mouth is on to… read more

What IS the “Dirtiest” Food We Eat?

Food Safety,Our Blog | May 27, 2019

Once upon a time, I was convinced that the dirtiest food on earth resided in my daughter’s room. But after becoming a contributing writer for Make Food Safe, I discovered there are far more nefarious and innumerable germs that could… read more

Death by Cookie? Hidden Risks of Raw Cookie Dough

Food Safety | May 26, 2019

Raw cookie dough.  You either love it or you hate it.  I happen to be smack firmly in the hate category.  While I am certainly a germaphobe, that actually isn’t the reason why.  I just really don’t like the flavor… read more

The FDA’s Recall Authority

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 17, 2019

Here’s a scary situation: what happens if the government finds out that a particular food is contaminated or dangerous (like with Listeria), asks the company that made the food to recall it — and they don’t comply? What IS the… read more

California Fired and the Woe of Avocados

Food Policy,Food Safety | May 12, 2019

Delicious, green, creamy goodness.  The omni-useful, omni-versatile, omni-famous – Avocado.  I know I just made up a few words just then, but how else would you describe it? But I have some bad news, California Fires and Avocados don’t mix…. read more

California Vibrio Raw Oysters Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Vibrio | May 7, 2019

On May 3, 2019, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommended that consumers avoid eating raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. We just found out why. It’s because they are linked to an… read more

Tyson Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken – 3 Injured from Ingesting Metal

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 5, 2019

There’s a Tyson Chicken Recall. If you haven’t done so already, now is a good time to check your freezer for recalled product.  And I mean RIGHT now.  Tyson Foods, Inc recalled a whopping 12 million pounds of their frozen,… read more

FDA Finds Concerning Listeria & Salmonella at Ice Cream Facilities

Food Safety,Listeria,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | April 28, 2019

An FDA investigation of ice cream manufacturers following a series of foodborne illness outbreaks found listeria and salmonella in some facilities, according to a recent report from the agency. Some of the businesses were found to be in violation of… read more

Cryptosporidium Apple Juice

cryptosporidium,Food Safety | April 27, 2019

What is it with cryptosporidium and apple juice? The parasite seems to be the biggest fan of the fruit since Eve was wandering through the Garden of Eden. Again and again, headlines come up about people getting sick from crypto… read more

April is National Grilled Cheese Month

Food Safety | April 26, 2019

Everyone (except my kids) loves a grilled cheese sandwich. My boys are apparently the odd ones in the crowd when asked about eating grilled cheese the oldest says “I don’t like dirty cheese sandwiches” to which I answer that there… read more