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From Traveling to Party Hosting: Holiday Tips for Food Allergies

Did you know that as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies?  If you’re a bubbly holiday traveler like me, chances are you will meet someone with a food allergy this season – at a party, special event, or even in the air. Here are steps to take to stay safe, whether you're taking care of your own allergy or accommodating a friend of family member.

Food Safety Alert: Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Hundreds – Here’s What You Need to do to Be Food Safe

recalled-cucumbersEven Labor Day couldn’t stop the threat of foodborne illness as an outbreak of Salmonella threatened the lives of many Americans.  On September 4, 2015, Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce voluntarily recalled all cucumbers sold under the “Limited E

Animal Antibiotics and Carnitas: A Much-Needed Reality Check

I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble matching their supply of pork with customer demand because of their marketing promises about "integrity," which includes a refusal to buy meat from animals raised or treated with antibiotics.

Recall Basics: What You Need to Know About the Stuffed Frozen Chicken Recall

One of the largest food recalls in recent history is currently underway.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Barber Foods has recalled approximately 1.7 million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.  Here’s what you need to know about this food recall and to keep your family safe from the risk of foodborne illness.

In Case You Missed it: Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

Here’s the good news: food recalls are in place to protect public health.  The recall process involves coordination between manufacturers, public health professionals, and others. 

What You May Have Missed: Food Recalls

Recently, there have been a number of stories about food recalls, from the Today Show to social media.  You may have heard about them at some point during your busy day, but, just in case, here’s what you may have missed.

It’s important to be aware when a food recall is happening. But it’s equally important to know what to do during a food recall.  Here are a few helpful tips to keep your family safe during a food recall.

Dairy Snapshot: Expert Q&A

Thinking about where dairy products come from is one of the most confusing farming practices for most shoppers. It’s pretty impressive- milk goes from cows all over the country to every grocery store, all while staying safe, nutritious, and affordable. To shed more light on this incredible process and how it maintains food safety, we talked to Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA. Before becoming a Registered Dietitian, Marianne grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky.

Is a Soda a Day a Real (Cancer) Risk for You?

Earlier this year, we heard the European Food Safety Authority confirming the safety of bisphenol A (BPA).  Just when I thought we were off to a good start, we’re now hearing about a recent study creating undue concern for today's shopper.

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Critical Step to Reduce Resistance

In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what opportunities I see ahead.

Three Things to Remember about Animal Antibiotics

Many of you may have seen the recent PBS Frontline segment titled “Trouble with Antibiotics.”  I can understand why one might have more questions than answers about the use of animal antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

Here are a few things you should remember about animal antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.