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.

Fruit Pasteurization Time and Temperature Recommendations

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.

Frozen Food Storage: Safety And Money-Saving Tips

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.

A Guide to the Shelf Life Of Canned Foods

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.

Plastic Food Packaging Health Risk: What You Need to Know

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.

Canned Tuna Mercury – What You Should Know

In 2010, both the EPA and FDA targeted the high amounts of mercury that may be contained in seafood. The health effects of mercury are detrimental, and knowing that it could be in popular seafood may be disturbing. What foods should you avoid and are there some you can still enjoy?

Healthy and Nutritious Edible Wild Plants

You will find edible wild plants anywhere, be it near your house or in your camping area. On your camping journey, you have to rely on edible wild plants as a source of food to keep off hunger at bay. They are highly nutritious and are packed with vitamins and minerals.