Top News: #FoodSafety

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960x0The Lurking Danger On Your Grill This Memorial Day:

Data from this study allowed the authors to estimate that there were close to 1,700 ER visits linked to injuries from loose wire bristles over the 12-year period–certainly not a common occurrence, but one that demands awareness and attention. The injuries generally happened in the summer, peaking in July, and occurred equally in men and women: Read more


beef2_7701A Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous:

Blade tenderized,” that label might read, followed by safe cooking instructions: “Cook until steak reaches an internal temperature of 145°F as measured by a food thermometer and allow to rest for 3 minutes.” Here’s how it can make you sick: If pathogens like E. coli or salmonella happen to be on the surface of the steak, tenderizing transfers those bacteria from the surface to the inside. Since the inside takes longer to cook and is more likely to be undercooked, bacteria have a higher chance for survival there. And without a label, you can’t tell if you need to be especially careful your steak: Read more


frozen-foodListeria in Your Freezer: How Long the Bacteria Survive:

Although freezing temperatures will prevent Listeria bacteria from growing, they don’t kill the bacteria, Chapman said. The microbes survive in the freezer, he said. In addition, Listeria are among the few bacteria that can actually multiply at refrigerator temperatures, according to the CDC. For most other bacteria, these temperatures halt the bacteria’s growth, sending them into a state of suspended animation: Read more


worriedaboutWorried about arsenic in your baby’s rice cereal? There are other foods that can provide essential iron:

Arsenic in rice is worrying, especially given that relative to their body weight, infants consume the most rice of any age group. While parents often choose to feed their babies rice cereal because it’s iron fortified, it’s important to understand that there are plenty of other foods babies can eat to get enough iron: Read more


well_cookies-tmagArticleLearning to Live With a Child’s Allergies:

When your older daughter is a toddler and you are pregnant with your younger daughter, your husband says, “Every Friday, we should have family pizza night.” Four months later, you give birth to a daughter who is allergic to milk (meaning also to cheese), as well as to eggs, tree nuts, peanuts and maybe buckwheat and flaxseed: Read more