Category Archives: Food Safety

Fall, Fairs, Festivals & Food Safety

Now that fall season is here, communities are offering hayrides, pumpkin picking, fall festivals, craft shows, and more. When thinking about these fall activities, many people start to crave iconic fall festival food, such as apple pies, hot spiced cider, … Continue reading

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Apple Season, What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite fall aroma?  There are many to choose from, but I love the smell of warm apples.  That list extends to apple pie, applesauce and apple bread, and the best part is there are always new recipes to try … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Safety

Fall is here, the apple harvest is in full swing and that means it’s time for cider! I do enjoy apple cider, but am cautious because it has been involved in a number of foodborne illness outbreaks. Apple cider is … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw That Pumpkin Away!

Later this month, many of us will be thinking about what we are going to do with the pumpkins we have grown or bought to use as decorations around the house.  Rather than throwing them out into the field or … Continue reading

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Be Food Safe at Your Tailgate

Football season is in full swing and many of us are headed off to a tailgate party before the game or a big viewing party at a friend’s home. While we typically plan ahead to make sure we have enough … Continue reading

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Back to School Lunch Time

As the summer winds down and school is back in session, many parents are faced with packing lunches that need to be satisfying, nutritious, and safe.  Children are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to food poisoning.  … Continue reading

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What’s Growing in Your Lunch Box?

Many of us pack a lunch for work every day and soon we will start packing lunches for children going back to school. One of the fun things I remember about back-to-school shopping was picking out a lunch box for … Continue reading

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