Food Safety

What are the sneakiest hiding spots for kitchen germs?

Dying Easter eggs and organizing Easter egg hunts are treasured traditions in many families.

Myth: The white film noticed occasionally on baby carrots is a chlorine residue from carrot processing that presents a cancer health risk to consumers.

“Eat your greens,” mom always said. And she was right. Fresh spinach, a powerhouse of nutrition, is a good example.

Environmental consciousness and municipal “bag taxes” are curtailing consumer use of new plastic and paper shopping bags in many areas of the US.

The evidence is mounting that cantaloupe food safety deserves increased attention from both producers and consumers.

Bacterial contamination recently turned a nutritious, beta-carotene-rich melon into an agent of foodborne illness for some unfortunate consumers.

Last summer a family-owned farm in Colorado became the focal point of the largest foodborne illness outbreak in the US in 25 years.

The CDC has updated and improved the accuracy of its estimates of the prevalence of foodborne illness in the United States.

Kitchens can harbor germs that ruin holidays. Stay vigilant about a few critical measures using the 4 C’s.

Practicing good kitchen hygiene is not very complicated, but it sure is important in keeping holiday memories good ones.

A survey of 1,000 Americans explored consumer knowledge and attitudes about household kitchen cleanliness and risks of foodborne illness around the holidays.

Would your kitchen pass a food safety inspection? Do you know how to disinfect food contact surfaces? The Water Quality & Health Council invites you to take its Holiday Food Safety Survey to see how your answers compare to those submitted by 1,000 Americans.

The Water Quality & Health Council offers guidelines for safe food handling.

Consumer cleaning products are not created equally nor for the same purpose.  This article distinguishes among soaps, detergents, cleansers, disinfectants, sanitizers and sterilizers.

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Food safety starts at home – This fun, 3″x5″ refrigerator magnet displays simple directions for disinfecting food contact surfaces

Safe Food Depends on a Clean Kitchen (restaurant/institutional kitchen food safety posters)

Two downloadable posters provide simple disinfection directions for workers in restaurant and institutional kitchens. Simple, stepwise directions for disinfecting food “prep” and sink bay areas are provided. English and Spanish language posters are available in both.

poster1Disinfecting the PREP AREA poster

8.5″x11″

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11″x17″

color

8.5″x11″

black & white

11″x17″

black & white

English English English English
Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish

poster2Disinfecting the SINK BAY poster

8.5″x11″

color

11″x17″

color

8.5″x11″

black & white

11″x17″

black & white

English English English English
Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish