Food Safety

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

(Image credit: Jason O'Malley)

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.

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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.

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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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4 Things to Know About Meat Safety — Tips from The Kitchn

Ever had that moment when you can't remember whether you touched the raw chicken and didn't wash your hands? Sometimes we get into such a routine when making dinner that we forget some of the basics about the process — especially when it comes to meat handling and safety. Well, consider this your refresher course. We chatted with Stanley Rutledge, community coordinator at StopFoodborneIllness.org, to figure out some key tips for handling meat in the kitchen. Read on for the answers!

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​5 Things to Know About Cleaning Up Leaked Meat Juice — Meat Market

Handling raw meat isn't really anyone's favorite food-prep task. And if the juices leak, spill, or splash, you've got a tricky cleanup job on your hands, lest you risk serious food poisoning.

Follow these tips to keep things de-germed.

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The Scary Reason Why Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Have Been Recalled — Food News

Chicken-nugget aficionados and chicken-finger enthusiasts be warned — nearly one million pounds of chicken from an Oklahoma-based manufacturer may be contaminated with "extraneous materials." What kind, you ask? The kind nobody wants in their body: metal.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Ok Food Inc. has issued a recall of their chicken products. After five customers reported finding metal objects in their food, an investigation took place to reveal the metal pieces came from the belting of a metal conveyer.

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