Category: Safe Handling

Deli & Other Take-Out Foods

Deli sandwich meats, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, Mexican food, Chinese food and pizza are all examples of take-out foods that have become a regular part of our American lifestyle. How should...

Vibrio vulnificus

The organism Vibrio vulnificus causes wound infections, gastroenteritis or a serious syndrome known as “primary septicema.” V. vulnificus infections are either transmitted to humans...

Storing Meats & Seafood

The goal of home food storage is to provide food that is both safe and of high-quality. A food may have good quality in terms of appearance and taste but have a high bacterial count and be unsafe to...

Scombroid Poisoning

Scombroid poisoning usually is not a severe or long-term illness, and prevention is not difficult, yet occurrence continues throughout the world. The principal threat is from fresh fish, but the...

Ciguatera

What is Ciguatera? Ciguatera is a unique type of food poisoning caused by the consumption of marine species that harbor natural toxins originating in certain tropical waters. These species and...

Manejo Integrado de Plagas (IPM)

La meta de cualquier programa de manejo de plagas es el prevenir o reducir el daño que las plagas causan a tu cultivo, césped, casa o persona. El manejo de plagas no necesariamente significa la...

Food Storage: Pantry

Maintain Quality & Safety Storage does not improve the quality of any food. The quality of a food will also not decrease significantly during storage as long as the food is stored properly and...

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