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Food Safety

What is the Difference Between Foodborne Illness and Food Poisoning?

Food Safety | May 31, 2022

“Food poisoning” and “foodborne illness” are often used interchangeably, but they do have different meanings. Foodborne illness is any illness brought on by food contaminated with viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens. You may start to feel sick within minutes, or… read more

How to Tell if Food is Expired

Food Safety | May 31, 2022

It isn’t always obvious when food is expired, and expiration dates are not always correct. If you are unsure whether something is safe to consume, the best option is to throw it away and not risk foodborne illness. However, here are… read more

How Long Can Sausage Last in the Fridge?

Food Safety | May 30, 2022

How long sausage can last in the fridge really depends on what type of sausage you have on hand. The time can also fluctuate based on how and if it is properly stored. Sausage Expiration Dates Here is a general… read more

How Long Can Milk Sit Out?

Food Safety | May 30, 2022

If you accidentally leave milk out on the counter, you may be wondering how long it can sit out before it spoils. Generally, milk should not sit at room temperature any longer than two hours. However, if the temperature in… read more

How Long Does Pasta Last in the Fridge?

Food Safety | April 30, 2022

Cooked pasta can typically last in the fridge for about 3 days. However, it can depend on the type of pasta, and each dish should be examined to ensure there are no signs of spoilage before consumption. Here is a… read more

How Long Can Mashed Potatoes Sit out?

Food Safety | April 30, 2022

Mashed potatoes can sit out for two hours at room temperature. Any longer than that, they can enter the “danger zone,” which are unsafe temperatures that promote the growth of bacteria. If temperatures go above 90 °F, mashed potatoes can… read more

How Long Does Cheesecake Last in the Fridge?

Food Safety | April 29, 2022

Unfortunately, cheesecake doesn’t last forever. Since cheesecake contains dairy products, it will only last 3 to 7 days in the fridge. However, it is recommended to be consumed within 2-3 days to ensure optimal freshness. How Should Cheesecake Be Stored?… read more

How Long Can Salmon Sit Out?

Food Safety | April 29, 2022

Fresh salmon can sit out at room temperature for about two hours before it begins to break down. In warmer temperatures, salmon should be cooked or discarded within an even shorter period of time. Why Can Salmon Only Sit Out… read more

How Long Does Pizza Last in the Fridge?

Food Safety | March 31, 2022

Leftover pizza can last for three to four days in the fridge. However, that time can fluctuate based on how and if it is properly stored. How Should Pizza Be Stored? To maximize its shelf life, put it in the… read more

How Long Can Mac & Cheese Sit Out?

Food Safety | March 31, 2022

Like all other food, mac and cheese can only sit out at room temperature for two hours before entering the “danger zone.” If temperatures are high, above 90 °F, mac and cheese should not be left out for longer than… read more