Food Safety

Nearly 253,000 Pounds of Frozen Burritos Are Being Recalled — Food Recall

Burrito-lovers, be warned: There's a massive recall for ready-to-eat frozen burritos, so double check your freezer before indulging. A Las Cruces, New Mexico-based company issued a recall for nearly 253,000 pounds of frozen burritos on Saturday morning over a possible listeria contamination in select products from the brand.


Over 5,000 Pounds of Beef, Pork & Veal Are Being Recalled in 6 States — Recall News

In the month's first major recall news, 5,620 pounds of meat are being taken off shelves in six states. Marcho Farms is recalling beef, pork, and veal products over a potential contamination of a non-O157 Shiga toxin.


This Is the Biggest Source of Food Poisoning (and It’s Not Salmonella) — Food News

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If you're worried about bacteria that causes food poisoning, then chances are you've heard a thing or two about a bad guy named Salmonella — a germ that makes people sick with approximately 1.2 million cases of illnesses a year. Now, there's a new name to learn, as Salmonella has been dethroned as the most common germ to cause food poisoning in the United States.


5 Kitchen Safety Posters that Make Us Laugh — Kitchen Hang-Ups

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In some cities (including New York City), restaurants are required by law to display step-by-step instructions on how to save someone from choking. The local governments and health departments often supply free prints, which restaurant owners can order and hang. (Here's one for NYC.)

There is no law, however, that states the posters can't be fun and a bit more creative. That's why some artists have been reinventing the posters with all the pertinent info — and a little more personality. The best part: You can buy some of these for your own kitchen.

Remember: Choking is no joke, but these posters are pretty funny.


Frito-Lay Salmonella Recall Pulls Two Products Off Shelves — Recall Alert

It might be time to temporarily press the pause button on your love affair with jalapeño-flavored potato chips — specifically if you're a frequent consumer of products from Frito-Lay. The company announced a voluntary recall of two types of jalapeño-flavored chips over a potential Salmonella threat.


Does Food Safety Really Matter in Cookbooks? — Food News

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University looked at best-selling cookbooks and found that 99.7 percent of recipes don't address food-related risks. Is this a problem?

The study, published in the British Food Journal, looked at 1,749 recipes containing "raw animal ingredients" from 29 cookbooks featured on the New York Times best-sellers list. The team looked at the following three things: If the recipe says to cook a dish to a specific internal temperature, if the temperature provided is accurate, and if any food-safety cooking myths are perpetuated. Of the recipes, only 8 percent (123 recipes) stated the internal temperature.


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