Take a Fresh Look at Frozen Foods this Holiday Season

Dr. Donna Garren,  Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Frozen Food Foundation In honor of the holiday season, the Frozen Food Foundation invites you to take a fresh look at frozen foods and follow the four easy steps in the Story of…

Top 10 Home Food Safety Myths and Facts

Over the past eight years, the Partnership for Food Safety Education has debunked commonly-held food safety myths. This year, we are taking a look back at some of the most popular of these myths and the facts that disprove them. Take a look! As always,…

Hy-Vee Shoppers “Caught” in the Act of Health

Members of the McLean County Health Department’s employee-comprised marketing committee are serious about raising awareness around public health. The committee publicly launched a summer program in their hometown of Bloomington, Illinois, focused on publicaly recognizing the individual choices people make every day that, taken…

Planning Tips

Invite guests, asking everyone to RSVP before the event so you know how much Find out if your guests have special dietary requirements. Make sure you have enough tables, chairs, glassware and dinnerware or make arrangements to borrow or purchase Decide on the menu…

Handling Ingredients

Our Holiday meal favorites are foods made from scratch! Here are guidelines for the safe handling of a few of the ingredients that go into your holiday dishes. Foodborne illness can strike anyone. But If you are preparing foods for people who are at a higher…

Take-Out Sanity

Busy, busy, busy. Multi-tasking Americans have a love affair with take-out foods, heat and eat entrees and other meal items they can pick up at a restaurant or grocery store on their way home. Some foods are hot and some are cold when purchased….

Halloween food safety how-to

You didn’t invite them, but BAC and his germy friends, the 10 Least Wanted Pathogens, might show up at your Halloween bash whether you like it or not. Your best defense against a food fright? Learn how to recognize these invisible fiends and fight them…

Retailers

We enjoy one of the safest supplies of fresh produce in the world. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks. Eating contaminated produce (or fruit and vegetable juices made from contaminated produce) can lead to food poisoning.  Educate customers to become ProducePros and give…

BAC Fighters

Tasteless, colorless and odorless—some microorganisms found in raw fresh foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, can cause food poisoning. Food poisoning disproportionately affects our most vulnerable populations—including young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. There are simple things consumers…

California Cantaloupe Advisory Board supports consumer safe handling of cantaloupes

California cantaloupe farmers want consumers to be confident about the safety of their product. The California Cantaloupe Advisory Board (CCAB) developed a website that uses fun and informative consumer-friendly graphics, step-by-step instructions, and how-to videos to educate consumers on proper procedures to safely handle, prepare,…