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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out what genetic modification of fruits and vegetables entails and learn about the issues surrounding genetic engineering.
“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.
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?
Canning food at home can be an economical way to enjoy your garden produce all year long. Unfortunately, improper canning can be hazardous and possibly even fatal. Learn how to process your produce safely.
Maintaining a soy-free diet is a must for those allergic to soy. Learn about how US label laws apply to soy foods, and what foods are naturally soy-free.