food safety

  1. Health & Wellness

    What that value menu cheeseburger is really costing you

    In a recent New York Times opinion piece, food expert Mark Bittman published the findings of nearly a year of his own research on...
  2. Diet

    Annual Dirty Dozen list calls out fruits and veggies with the most pesticides

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    Apples, avocados, oranges and kale. Which are high in pesticide residue and which have less? The Environmental Working Group spells...
  3. Cooking & Entertaining

    Is your food storage killing you?

    When you store and reheat food in plastic, you're running the risk of exposing your food to trace chemicals. Switch to these...
  4. Cooking & Entertaining

    Do food expiration dates really matter?

    Stop throwing away food that's perfectly safe to eat. We'll help you determine which foods are safe to eat beyond the date stamp —...
  5. Cooking & Entertaining

    Beef recall shuts down California plant

    Do you have the latest news on food safety? The USDA recently issued a Class I (high risk) food recall for almost 9 million pounds...
  6. Cooking & Entertaining

    In a pickle: What items should be refrigerated after opening

    Do you refrigerate ketchup after opening? What about maple syrup or vinegar? Let's take a look at what food items should be...
  7. Cooking & Entertaining

    Shocking: One-third of all food goes to waste

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    A new United Nations report reveals that one-third of the food produced every year goes uneaten. The excessive waste has a lasting...
  8. Women's Health

    The danger of washing raw meat

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    A new public health awareness campaign urges cooks not to rinse off chicken before cooking it.
  9. Diet

    Is your salad making you sick?

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    State officials believe contaminated bagged salad is to blame for a cyclospora outbreak in several states.
  10. Cooking & Entertaining

    How to safely thaw meat

    It happens to the best of us — you get home from work only to realize you forgot to take the chicken out to thaw. Now what?
  11. Diet

    Healthy diet trick: Keep your food fresher longer

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    One of the biggest barriers to eating fresh fruits and vegetables is that we throw out almost half of the food we buy.
  12. Quick & Easy Recipes

    How to prevent foodborne illnesses

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    Every year, an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. experience a foodborne illness. Fortunately, with good kitchen practices, you...
  13. Cooking & Entertaining

    In a pickle: How to prevent freezer burn

    We've all experienced freezer burn: Those unpleasant, crystallized or dull spots that pop up on all kinds of items in our freezer,...
  14. Healthy Recipes

    Decoding dates: What to toss and what to keep

    We’ve all ruined a perfectly good bowl of cereal with a sour milk bath, or found a container of leftovers covered in mold in...
  15. Cooking & Entertaining

    Food recall: Dole bagged salads

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    Dole Food Co. has announced another bagged salad recall, this time due to possible listeria contamination.
  16. Well-being

    4 Summer health scares for women

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    Summer is all about longer days, vacations at the beach, barbecues and bathing suits. However, there are some less than desirable...
  17. How-Tos

    How to organize your refrigerator

    A cluttered refrigerator is not only a frustration when you are trying to make dinner, but it wastes your hard-earned money and can...
  18. Food & Recipes

    Nuclear bluefin tuna likely to decrease over time

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    A recent study found higher-than-normal levels of radioactive material in fish caught after the Japan earthquake.
  19. Food & Recipes

    Will food with GMOs get special labels?

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    Pink slime is the most recent thing to give us the creeps about what is hidden in our food. But there's more lurking, and one group...
  20. Food & Recipes

    Food safety tips for Thanksgiving leftovers

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    Thanksgiving leftovers rank at the top of the "best of" Thanksgiving list. Who can resist a fabulous turkey sandwich with...