food poisoning

Blog entry | Dec 22 2016
The saying “having your cake and eating it too” resonates with many people—of course we all want to be able to eat our cake! You also don’t want the cake to make you sick, right?! Getting sick from eating or drinking contaminated foods or beverages...
Blog entry | Dec 19 2016
“Don’t eat raw cookie dough or you’ll get salmonella,” is something my mom consistently told me growing up, and I’m sure you have probably heard that too at one point or another. Most people are familiar with Salmonella and E. coli, but there are...
Blog entry | Mar 17 2016
St. Patrick’s Day might have you seeing green. Green hats. Green food. Green beer. That’s all fine and dandy. But if you are feeling green, that’s a different story. It might be something you ate. According to the 2015 Food and Health Survey, the...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2014
Amelia Kermis MPH CHES, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from food poisoning...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2014
Is it really “Sweet to Eat?” Chances are you’ve heard in the news this week about a voluntary recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of a possible health risk.  These fruits contain large pits.  The reason for the...