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Could Your Kitchen Pass a Public Health Inspection?

An online survey finds that many home cooks don't follow basic food-safety standards. Here's how you can stay safe. By Emily Main, Rodale.com What you can do Refrigerate food as soon …

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6 Tips for a Salmonella-Free Summer

Summer is prime Salmonella season. Warmer weather gives that sneaky Salmonella more opportunity to contaminate your food. You’ve heard about large-scale salmonella outbreaks in eggs and peanut pro…

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Staphylococcus is Murder: Is Food Poisoning a Criminal Offense?

Similar to the way one remembers their first kiss or, more aptly, their first automobile accident, one distinctly remembers their first case of food poisoning as if it were imprinted on their gut (and…

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48 Million People Suffer from Sneaky Illness: Protect Yourself

According to new reports from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in six Americans suffers from a food-borne illness annually. By the CDC estimates:  48 …

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The Senate Passes the Food Safety Bill…But Not So Fast

After months, no make that years, of development and back room quid pro quo, the U.S. Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act this past week, which is essentially one giant baby step toward se…

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An Ounce of Prevention In Your Hands

Do you wash your hands after using a public rest room... after changing a diaper... before eating? Chances are if you answer a telephone poll you will say you do because you know you should. …

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The FDA is Out of Ideas: Needs Your Help to Keep Produce Safe

Do you wash your store-bought, pre-washed salad mix? Do you have a reverse osmosis filter on your home drinking water? Are you still buying packaged ground beef from your local supermarket, despite th…

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