Tag Archives: foodborne illness

What Should I know about the Listeria Recalls?

Several large Listeria recalls have been in the news lately, so while I know it is a foodborne illness, I’m guessing many of you have the same question. What is Listeria and how do I protect my family? Listeria is … Continue reading

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Food Safety and Pregnancy

Food safety is important for everyone. But, there are a couple of important considerations when you are pregnant. Your immune system changes during pregnancy making you and your unborn child at higher risk for a foodborne illness. Pathogens which are … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Fresh Produce Food Safety

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 9 million people every year have a foodborne illness caused by a known pathogen. Approximately 46% of those illnesses, or 4.14 million, are attributed to fruits and vegetables. This … Continue reading

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Why Not Set a Food-Safety Resolution for the New Year?

As you set your New Year’s resolution I’m sure you didn’t include being food safe. How often does someone in your home have stomach related illnesses after a family gathering? Do you wonder if it was food poisoning from improper … Continue reading

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Food Safety at Fairs or Festivals

Summer and early fall are filled with weekends of community fairs and festivals. Many of these events provide an opportunity to highlight music, nature, and achievements of both youth and adults. While these things are great – it is the … Continue reading

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CDC Data Shows Foodborne Illness is Still a Problem in the US

Despite new efforts to curb the rates of food poisoning in the United States, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that overall rates are remaining stubbornly steady.  As can be seen in the chart … Continue reading

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