Salmonella Food Poisoning

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Salmonella is the most common cause of food-borne illness. It causes 1.2 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year! Food poisoning from Salmonella usually causes fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. These signs usually don’t start until at least 12 hours, and sometimes as long as 72 …

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Don’t Wash Your Chicken

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Do you wash chicken off in the sink before you cook it? If you do, you’re not alone. Almost half of all the people who cook poultry (chicken or turkey) rinse it before they cook it. Turns out, that isn’t such a great idea. Raw chicken and turkey can carry the bacteria …

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Food Safety In The Kitchen

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We all know that food safety is important. But many of us don’t realize just how important we are in ensuring food safety for our family. Farmers, food processors, restaurants, and grocery stores are doing everything they can to ensure that we have safe food to eat. It’s up to us …

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Grocery Stores Aren’t Scary

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Who doesn’t have a complicated relationship with food? I sure do… what to eat; how much to eat; what’s “safe” and what isn’t; which labels should I look for and which should I avoid; is the generic okay or should I pay extra for the brand; organic or conventional… Going …

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Canning: Storage and Consumption Safety

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This is the final installment of a three part series on canning safety by Ott, A from A Latte with Ott, A. After your jars have processed and you take them out of the canner, there are still plenty of safety measures to take to guarantee an eatable product later …

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