Tag: salmonella

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

By Chrystal Okonta, MSPH, CHES USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service It’s a challenge to keep your food safe when having meals outdoors during w ...
Barbecues, picnics and food safety

Barbecues, picnics and food safety

For many of us, summertime means lots of barbecues and picnics. Both are popular outdoor activities and are great ways to get together with family ...
Cooking out this weekend?

Cooking out this weekend?

Long holiday weekends are prime time for cookouts and family gatherings. And there’s one activity that can always bring people together – eating! Whet ...
Turtles look cute but are dangerous to pregnant women and young children

Turtles look cute but are dangerous to pregnant women and young children

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 5, you should remove any reptile or amphibian you may have in your home. That’s because they ...
Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

At one time or another in our lives, we've probably all experienced the very unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning. Usually within a day, you bounce b ...
Holiday foods and pregnancy don’t always mix

Holiday foods and pregnancy don’t always mix

This time of year is often filled with family dinners, holiday parties and gatherings full of delicious food and lots of drinks. If you’re pregnant or ...
Memorial Day Weekend = picnics and parties

Memorial Day Weekend = picnics and parties

The long weekend is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’ve been planning a gathering in the backyard for friends and family. This is th ...
You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

You’re pregnant, can you drink eggnog?

The answer is yes and no. It depends. Here’s the scoop: Store-bought eggnog Traditionally, eggnog was made with raw eggs, which is not good for ...
Preparing homemade baby food safely

Preparing homemade baby food safely

I was visiting my friend this past weekend while she was making her baby’s food for the week. Sweet potatoes and avocados were her son’s favorite. She ...
Memorial Day weekend food safety

Memorial Day weekend food safety

Memorial Day weekend is here and it is the unofficial start of summer--hooray! This weekend many of us will be going to cook-outs. Although these can ...