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Food Safety

How Long Can Deli Meat Be Left Out?

Food Safety | December 31, 2021

Most everyone has deli meats around the house, as they are convenient for making lunch or a quick snack. However, it is important to note that deli meat can only be left out at room temperature for two hours. Why… read more

How Long Can Cheese Be Left Out?

Food Safety | December 31, 2021

Whether you are using cheese as an appetizer, or maybe you left it on the countertop by accident, you may be wondering how long it can sit out. Each cheese will vary based on the type and storage, but here… read more

Does Cooked Chicken Need to be Refrigerated?

Food Safety | December 31, 2021

As soon as your meal is over, cooked chicken should be refrigerated in an airtight container. If chicken is left out for two hours or more, or one hour in temperatures of 90°F, it is no longer safe to eat…. read more

Do Eggs Need to be Refrigerated?

Food Safety | December 31, 2021

In the U.S, eggs are refrigerated, but in other parts of the world, you will likely find them stacked on a shelf in one of the store’s aisles. So do eggs really need to be refrigerated? It depends on where… read more

Potential Portillo’s Ecoli Outbreak

E. coli,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | August 8, 2021

The Chicago Tribune reported this last week that the Illinois Department of Public Health is looking into whether a recent E. coli outbreak is linked to a Portillo’s in Glendale Heights. Here is everything we know about this Potential Portillo’s… read more

Most Common Food Allergies

Food Allergens,Food Safety | July 31, 2021

An estimated 32 million Americans have food allergies, with 5.6 million of those being children under 18 years old. That breaks down to one in every 13 children and one in every ten adults having a diagnosable allergy to one… read more

Food Poisoning Statistics

Food Safety | June 30, 2021

People contract food poisoning after consuming food or drink contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins. Those most susceptible to foodborne illnesses are small children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune symptoms. Here… read more

Most Dangerous Holiday Foods

Food Safety | June 29, 2021

The holidays are typically paired with favorite festive foods that people do not cook or eat frequently. Many of those contain raw ingredients, leading to food safety pitfalls and an increased risk of food poisoning. Here are some of the… read more

Most Dangerous Summer Foods

Food Safety | June 28, 2021

During the summer months, the number of food poisoning cases increases quite substantially. Barbecues and outdoor parties are breeding grounds for foodborne illness. Food is left out longer than it should, and certain harmful bacteria function better at high temperatures…. read more

Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak

Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella | June 26, 2021

The CDC and FDA have identified another Salmonella outbreak – this one linked to Frozen Cooked Shrimp products. This Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak comes after an import alert back in March. Here’s what we know: Quick Facts: Illnesses: 6 Hospitalizations: 2… read more