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3 Tips to Keep Your Food Safe on a Road Trip

If you’re thinking about going on a road trip with your family, and you’re planning to bring food, then you’ve got to be extra careful in order to keep your food safe (free of any disease-causing agents), and avoid a possible case of foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning) that could easily ruin your…

4 Tips on Keeping Your Restaurant Clean

If your restaurant isn’t clean, then the all-important customer will never return, even if you serve the best food in the world. Keeping your restaurant clean is a very big deal, as it can make or break your business. In some cases, it’s more important than providing your customers with delicious food… especially if you…

Barbecue Safety Tips

Spring and summer are seasons with more frequent barbecuing and cooking outdoors. To make sure a fun time isn’t ruined by food poisoning, it is important to follow these tips for safe grilling. Wash hands Always wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing food. This way,…

Food safety during severe storms and hurricanes

Hurricane season is near and it is important to know how to keep food safe during severe weather. Power outages and floods can affect food safety but by following these simple guidelines you can keep your food safe. [Related Topics: Florida Food Handler Certificates, State Approved Florida Food Handler Certificates, Florida Food Handler Trainer Certificates,…

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual list of the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residue levels (dirty dozen), along with a list of the cleanest fruits and vegetables (clean fifteen) that contain little to no pesticides for that specific year. The EWG has estimated that consumers can reduce their exposure to…

Picnic food safety

Picnics are a great way to spend some quality time outdoors with family and friends and have a fun, relaxing time. Along with picnics, comes great food as well. The warm weather in picnics also makes it easy for foodborne bacteria to multiply rapidly. This is why practicing safe food handling during picnics is essential…

What is the healthiest cooking oil?

With so many different options for choosing a cooking oil, it might be overwhelming and confusing to have to think about which oil is the healthiest to cook with. It’ not only important to choose a healthy oil, but it is important to make sure that the oil of your choice stays healthy when used…

Healthy cooking methods

There are several healthy cooking methods that you can employ to lessen the amount of fat you consume. The method you use for cooking can have a big impact on the nutritional make-up of the foods you consume. For example, frying can add hundreds of calories to your food because of the large amount of…

Egg Safety

Eggs are an economical, healthy, and versatile natural food that provides many nutrients. They’re easy to cook and can be made according to different tastes either scrambled, sunny side up, or hard boiled. Although eggs have become a staple for many homes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that annually 142,000 illnesses are caused…

Leftovers Food Safety

After cooking at home or eating out at a restaurant, we usually have leftovers. Leftovers can be used to make quick, savory meals while saving money and time, but you must remember to refrigerate them quickly and reheat thoroughly. Refrigerate Quickly Divide large amounts of food into shallow containers to ensure that it cools rapidly…