Food Safety

Food Safety

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Milk Alternatives 

From soy to almond milks, let’s look at the pros and cons of milk alternatives when it comes to your health and the environment.

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Food Safety

Rethink Thanksgiving Leftovers with These Recipes 

Leftovers are nice, but after a few meals of Thanksgiving turkey, it might be time to spice things up. Here are some delicious ways to do that.

Food Safety

Nutrition Differences in Farm-Raised vs. Wild-Caught Fish

Does it matter if the fish on your plate was pulled fresh from a local lake or flown in from a fish farm?

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The Secret to Cooking Delicious Eggs in the Microwave

Want a healthy start to your day but don’t have a lot of time? Check out these easy recipes for cooking eggs in a microwave for a protein-packed breakfast.

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Microwave Do’s and Don’ts

The last thing you want to do after leaning on a microwave for its convenience is spend a half hour or more cleaning up the mess you made inside of it.

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Rare or Well-Done? The Meat Safety Debate

Gracefully Greying health correspondent Lila Lazarus reviews the benefits and risks to cooking meat rare or well-done, while keeping safety in mind.

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Are You Using Your Non-Stick Cookware Safely?

Pots and pans made with a non-stick coating are the standard option for most American households – but recent research has raised concerns about their safety.

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Kitchen Hacks: Slicing Cherry Tomatoes and Pitting Cherries 

Want to pit some juicy cherries or slice cherry tomatoes without the fuss? Check out these kitchen hack videos.

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Picnic Safety: How Long Can You Keep Food Out at Your Labor Day Picnic? 

Labor Day is all about fun, family, friends and food. But how long can you safely keep all those dips and spreads sitting out?

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Healthy Camping — Food and Safety Checklist 

Camping — on a trip or in the backyard — is fun. Keep energy-boosting foods and first-aid supplies on hand to be prepared for anything that may come your way.

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Food Safety

Making Sure Back-to-School Lunches Keep Their Cool

Packing your kid’s lunch for school is a way to save money and keep lunch healthy. These safety tips will make sure the food stays good until lunchtime.

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Food Safety

The Difference Between Food Poisoning and the Stomach Flu

Don't let hot weather and poor storage ruin your next meal. Here's how to reduce the risk of food poisoning and stomach viruses.

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Grill Cleaning Safety Tips

Grills can get pretty dirty. Here's how to keep them clean all year long.

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National Safety Month: Tips for Proper Food Storage and Foodborne Illness Prevention

Every year in the U.S. foodborne illness causes approximately 48 million afflictions and 3,000 deaths. Proper food storage is key to avoid becoming a victim.

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Food Storage Hacks to Keep You Healthy and Avoid Waste

Proper food storage can reduce the risk of foodborne illness, eliminate food waste, and lower your grocery bill.

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Food Safety

Summer Food Safety 101

Knowing how to keep family and friends safe during barbecue and picnic season can prevent foodborne illness.

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Foodborne Illness 101

There are 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. every year. Here’s what to do if you get sick.

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Food Safety

Do You Know the Biggest Safety Risks in Your Food?

Nothing beats a picnic on a summer day–don’t let foodborne illnesses ruin the good time. Keep these high-risk foods in mind the next time you dine al fresco.

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Food Safety

A Parent’s Guide to Food Safety

Preparing a healthy lunch is important, but, the water bottles, food containers, and lunchboxes used could leach harmful chemicals into your child’s food.

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The 10 steps of food safety to keep your 12 days of Christmas healthy

To make sure you are spreading Holiday cheer instead of germs this Christmas season, include food safety as the main ingredient in your food preparation.

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