Category: Safe Handling

Safe Handling of Veal

What is Veal? Veal is the meat from a calf or young beef animal. A veal calf is raised until about 16 to 18 weeks of age, weighing up to 450 pounds. Male dairy calves are used in the veal industry....

The Clean Kitchen Test

In the home, food safety concerns revolve around three main functions: food storage, food handling and cooking. To see how well you’re doing in each, take this quiz, and then read on to learn how...

E. coli O157:H7

Quick Facts about E. coli O157:H7 Name—Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 Disease—Hemorrhagic Colitis Onset—Usually 3 to 4 days (may be 1 to 10 days) Symptoms: Severe abdominal cramping and...

Food Safety for the Elderly

An old adage states, “With age, comes wisdom.” Hopefully that wisdom includes lots of good food safety information. Why? As we mature, our bodies change. Seniors become more vulnerable...

Food Safety Tips for Kids

Bookbags and backpacks get quickly tossed aside and the munchies take over when kids burst through the door after school. If your child is home alone for an hour or two after school, how can you...

Microwave Food Safety

There are traits unique to microwave cooking that affect how evenly and safely food is cooked. “Cold spots” can occur because of the irregular way the microwaves enter the oven and are absorbed by...

Cooking Meat Safely

Safety Tips for Preparing Meats Cleanliness: Always wash hands thoroughly with soapy water before preparing foods and after handling raw meat. Don’t let raw meat juices touch ready-to-go foods...

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