News for: December 2012


What Modern Consumers Need to Understand About Sprouts

With all the bad press in the news lately in regards to sprouts (especially bean sprouts), it’s only understandable that modern day consumers might be wondering whether or not they should be cutting them out of their diets altogether.

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Staying Safe When Enjoying Mail Order Food

We’re seeing a lot of modern families turning to mail order for a solution to their time crunch issues. However, while the practice of delivering food through mail order comes attached to a decent record and history as far as safety, it’s still important to know how to ensure safe choices on your part.

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Fish at market

Staying Safe When Eating Freshly Caught Fish

It goes without saying that fish and seafood are an essential part of any balanced, nutritious diet, as they contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and high quality proteins. Freshly caught fish represents an even healthier option. However, it’s important to remember that proper food safety practices still need to be applied to freshly caught food as well as store-bought.

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Science Experts Stand Behind the Integrity of Genetically Modified Foods

Although the integrity of genetically modified crops is one of the hottest and most controversial topics out there today, the science world and the agricultural experts behind these crops are standing behind the integrity of these crops. Claims are being made that genetically modified crops are capable of producing higher yields, needing fewer pesticides, and equal to traditional crops in regards to nutrition.

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Safety Tips for Handling Convenience Food

Canned foods, prepared foods, ready-to-eat meals, and frozen foods are now staples that people are turning to for solutions in a pinch when they don’t have the time or energy to prepare fresh food from scratch. However, these foods still come attached to safety guidelines that need to be followed.

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Understanding “Use By” and “Best By” Dates on Food Packaging

By now, you’re no doubt familiar with the “use by” and “best by” dates stamped on the packaging of the foods you buy. These dates come alongside all foods and are there to give you a decent idea of how long you can expect the food to remain at optimal quality for consumption. So what is the difference between the two?

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Roast dinner

Safety Tips for your Christmas Leftovers

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with your leftovers after the big day. It’s important to remember that food safety standards need to be applied here just as they would be to any other area related to food.

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Raw chicken

Experts Warn of Food Safety Risk From Washing Chicken before Preparation

A recent report released by the Food Safety Information Council (FSIC) showed that 60% of home cooks in Australia are putting themselves and their loved ones at risk by washing whole poultry before cooking. The danger comes from bacteria spreading around the kitchen causing cross contamination of other food and non-food items.

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Baby food

Safe Practices Involving Baby Food

Although everyone can be susceptible to food borne illness and infection by dangerous bacteria associated with food poisoning, babies and infants are at an especially high risk. They don’t have immune systems that are fully developed, so it’s important that special care be taken to ensure baby food is safe to consume.

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Roast dinner

Proper Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are coming up and that’s something to be excited about for sure. However, with the holidays comes a whole new list of food safety concerns, as no holiday get-together would really be complete without a comprehensive list of delicious options to enjoy with those you care about most.

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