Blog entry | Oct 03 2017
On Sunday mornings, you make your grocery list before heading to the store. It is easier to get your fill of fresh produce and healthier foods by performing this simple task. As the days pass, you...
Blog entry | Sep 27 2017
Aging. It’s something we all experience and can’t avoid. Fortunately, there are things we can do to make sure we stay healthy. Maintaining good health as we age reduces our risk for chronic disease,...
Blog entry | Sep 25 2017
Some raw foods taste great and are good for you from a nutrition and food safety perspective. But from a food safety position, you should skip food fads that can put your health at risk—like eating...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2017
Food safety starts on farms, barns, groves, ranches and science labs—basically, it begins where food productivity is established and monitored. The farmers, ranchers, agronomists, botanists,...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2017
The United States has one of the safest food systems in the world. However, there are still safety issues that can arise or you still may just want to know more about where your food comes from. Take...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2017
When extreme weather conditions result in environmental hazards such as flooding, it is important to still practice food safety measures to help support your health. Safe food handling precautions...
Blog entry | Aug 30 2017
I love the vibrant color of red velvet cupcakes. The deep, red coloring paired with the moist texture and slightly chocolatey taste is truly indulgent. But what gives these cupcakes their beautiful...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2017
As the summer winds down, a fresh crispness lingers in the air. Fall is right around the corner. This also means students are getting ready to head off to college. Students face many new adjustments...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2017
These days, there are too many food myths to count. Even with so much noise out there, some common myths continue to capture our attention. Some of these common misperceptions center on monosodium...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2017
Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move. We know you...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2017
Including meat in your diet can provide many benefits. Meat contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B and E, as well as zinc and iron, that are essential for muscles and bone health. The 2015-2020...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2017
Summer time calls for barbecue, time at the pool and beach vacations. For any of these occasions, you may want to enjoy a nice slice of watermelon, a big bowl of strawberries, or a tall glass of...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2017
I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa. This annual meeting showcased strategies farmers and pork industry professionals use to take care of pigs that...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2017
Mac and cheese: a childhood favorite for many and a go-to comfort food. Unfortunately, this classic dish is under attack because of a common packaging compound. A new report found the presence of...
Blog entry | Jul 05 2017
With summer in full swing, this also means it’s wedding season. While you might not immediately associate weddings with food safety, the two have been recently linked, especially with the rise of “do...

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