Tag: food poisoning

Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

Keep food poisoning off the menu this summer

It’s summer cookout season! You’ve probably looked forward to eating your favorite summer foods—like grilled meats, hot dogs and potato salad—all ...
Holiday food safety when you’re pregnant

Holiday food safety when you’re pregnant

Sometimes people try new or different foods during the holidays or taste things as they prepare a recipe. But not every food is safe to eat durin ...
How to safely handle food during the coronavirus crisis

How to safely handle food during the coronavirus crisis

At this point, no evidence suggests that you can get COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) from touching or eating food. However, it’s important to take ...
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 ...
Fever and pregnancy

Fever and pregnancy

A fever is an increase in your body temperature. It usually happens when you’re sick and is a sign that your body is fighting off an infection. The av ...
“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: Listeria

“Spread Prevention, Not the Infection” during Pregnancy: Listeria

This year the theme of  National Birth Defects Prevention Month is Prevent to Protect. This week we will be posting a series of guest posts from Mothe ...
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 ...