Food Safety

Food is fuel for the body as well as acting as a comfort or enjoyable pastime for many. However, any food-lover should also know basic food safety guidelines such as properly storing and refrigerating leftovers, interactions with medications, the risks of food poisoning and more.

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  • How to Pasteurize Fruits
    Fruit pasteurization kills harmful microorganisms known to cause diseases such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, diphtheria, and scarlet fever. However, the process may also destroy some enzymes, pectin, and possibly beneficial microbes depending on the fruit pasteurization time and temperature applied.
  • Proper Storage of Frozen Foods: Tips for Food Safety and Cost Savings
    Frozen food storage is becoming an increasingly popular practice, and is especially favored by many in this tough economy. This article describes the steps that you can take to ensure that you freeze and store food both safely and in a cost-effective manner.
  • How Long Are Your Canned Goods Safe? Information on Shelf Life
    Canned foods that meet dietary needs and are free from preservatives are considered safe alternatives to fresh and frozen foods. Learn more about how proper storage and handling can increase the shelf life and quality of canned foods.
  • Are There Risks to Packaging Foods in Plastic?
    Do we routinely face a plastic food packaging health risk? Well, some plastic food containers do pose certain risk, especially if used improperly. Read on to learn about these containers, the risks that they can pose, and how to best use them to ensure that health risk is minimized.
  • Tips on Food Safety for Camping: Choosing, Packing and Storing Foods
    Discover the issues surrounding food safety during camping adventures. Find out what types of foods to bring and how to properly store and cook them.
  • The Controversy Surrounding Genetic Engineering of Vegetables and Fruits
    Find out what genetic modification of fruits and vegetables entails and learn about the issues surrounding genetic engineering.
  • Before the Cooking: Food Preparation Safety Tips
    “Hygiene? Food safety? We’re only cooking for us, so why go to the trouble?” Food poisoning doesn’t discriminate, so using washing isn’t only something to be used for dinner parties. Learn about what these practices are--then start using them.
  • How Long Do You Cook Meat For?
    The length of time to cook meat for will vary depending on the type of meat, process of cooking and whether the meat was frozen. A better guage of the doneness of meat is to check for the internal temperature.
  • Food Cleaning: Proper Food Preparation Methods
    A discussion on how to clean various foods before they are consumed or cooked.
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