Category: Food

Reading the New Food Labels

A smart shopper reads food labels to find out more about the foods they eat. How many calories or fat grams are in a serving? Does this food contain trans fat? Is it low in sodium? Is it a good...

MyPlate

In order to replace the dated food pyramid concept, the MyPlate was introduced in 2011. MyPlate was introduced alongside the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has further been updated with...

Nutrition Labeling

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act was established to provide consumers with accurate information about what is in the food products they are eating. The law provides rules for nutrition...

Safe Handling of Sausages & Hot Dogs

Selecting the Best Sausage There are so many varieties of sausages! How long can you store them—and where? Are they fully cooked or not? The following background informa-tion will answer these...

Bag Lunch Safety

Whether it is students taking lunch to school or adults packing lunch for work, millions will take “bag” lunches with them each day and will want to make sure their food is safe to eat....

Leftovers

Keep Leftovers Safe Do not let leftovers make you sick! As soon as you finish a meal, put your leftovers in the refrigerator. Make sure that the temperature in your refrigerator is 41 °F or colder....

Sushi Rice Testing

It is important to test your food products for safety. Foods that do not meet certain specifications can encourage the growth of bacteria and cause people to get sick (foodborne illness). In South...

Product Testing

It is important to test your food product to make sure that it will be safe to eat once it is purchased by your customers.  Foods that do not meet certain specifications can encourage the growth of...

Food Waste

How do you feel about taking $515 dollars every year and just throwing it away? What about over $2.5 billion going in the trash – literally – every year in South Carolina? America has a...

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