Author Archives: Carol & Carol

Food Safety for People with Diabetes

Yesterday I received in the mail a copy of a brochure entitled Food Safety for People with Diabetes. It came from USDA and the Food & Drug Administration. In the United States we have one of the safest food supplies … Continue reading

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2012 Food Safety Resolutions

Make a New Year’s Resolution to make your home food safe.  1)      Label the leftovers that you store in your refrigerator. They should only be kept 3-4 days before they are discarded. 2)      Freeze leftovers. If you have more than … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Pies Safe

What’s Thanksgiving and Christmas without a pumpkin or pecan pie? Traditional favorites, these pies need special care to prevent an unhappy ending to a fabulous holiday meal. Pumpkin and pecan pie filling are a form of custard and must be … Continue reading

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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Food safety is under the spotlight all month. In recent years, I’ve found the Partnership for Food Safety Education to be a particularly valuable source for ideas for programs on food safety. They have started a Facebook and website campaign … Continue reading

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Is Sun Tea Safe?

Using the natural rays of the sun to make “sun tea” is popular in the summer. Tea is brewed by leaving a clear container with tea in it out is the sun for a few hours. However, using such a … Continue reading

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Food thermometers – A New Year’s Resolution that Stuck

I recently saw a re-run of the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail.” In that movie, the character Frank, a newspaper columnist, is ‘in love with his typewriter.’ Someone referred to him as a ‘nut.’ It reminded me of a recent … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Outdoor Celebrations!

We’re into the season when we celebrate milestones, like graduation, and Holidays, like 4th of July. And those summer celebrations usually mean eating food outdoors, maybe at a park, away from the conveniences of home. We like these events to … Continue reading

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