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Food Safety for Families

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means that you’re likely to be eating at any number of special dinners, buffets, potlucks, and catered events in the next few weeks. As you sit down to enjoy your meal, food safety is probably the last thing on your mind. But all it takes is one round […]

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Keeping Food Safe This Summer

It’s summertime and the temperature is rising: Is your food safe to eat? We’re not going to insult your intelligence by reminding you not to leave your mayonnaise-based potato salad out in the sun, but… OK, maybe we are. Incidences of food-borne illness rise during the summer because more people are eating outdoors without the […]

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Fresh Produce? Just Wash It

Last summer we took the kids on a tour of an organic farm, and as we puttered through the fields on a creaky tractor, the workers would hand us fresh-picked carrots, peppers, cilantro, green onions, cucumbers, and other vegetables for munching. “You can eat it without washing it,” the tour guide crowed. “It’s all organic!” […]

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