Food Safety

PSA: Stop Snuggling with Your Chickens — Food News

Chicken cuddlers, be warned: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is advising you (once again) to avoid spending too much time cozying up with your live poultry. It's a real issue with a real health hazard.


USDA Alert System Keeps You Up to Date on Food Recalls — Food Recalls

In 2016 alone, the U.S. and Canada were victim to 764 food recalls. This year appears to be following suit, with recalls on yellowfin tuna over hepatitis A fears, edamame, and even a salad mix with a decomposing rat found inside of it (yikes!). With roughly two recalls a day last year, it can be hard to keep up with what's safe and unsafe in your cupboards and fridge.

But things don't have to be that way: There's a government alert system in place that can help you stay up to date.


7 Things You Should Never Put in the Blender — Tips from the Kitchn

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Expanding the way you make use of the blender can be a game-changer. (Say goodbye to store-bought hummus!) However, while the powerful engine and blades of a blender can handle a lot of things, there are a few things that shouldn't make their way into this appliance. Here are seven items you shouldn't toss in your blender.


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.


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