Hot summer temperatures and meals served outside can be a recipe for illness if outdoor chefs don’t follow a few basic guidelines to keep outside eating healthy and safe.
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them reduces the risk of foodborne illness.
If fruits and veggies have a ridged or uneven skin, use a scrub brush to remove dirt from the grooves.
Remember, even produce with inedible skin should still be washed as a first step.
This week, get into the habit of washing all produce thoroughly before [...]
In 2012, a record 24,000 Snohomish County residents earned a food worker card through online training – versus nearly 5,000 who earned their cards in a classroom. The popularity of the online classes has led the Snohomish Health District to reduced its schedule of in-person food worker classes in English and Spanish effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Food safety for Thanksgiving goes beyond the proper preparation and cooking of turkey: cross-contamination and improper preparation and storage of other foods are other common causes of food-borne illnesses during the holiday season.
Unlike most bacteria, Listeria germs can grow and spread in the refrigerator. So if you unknowingly refrigerate Listeria-contaminated food, the germs can contaminate your refrigerator and spread to other foods.
The cheese was sold in retail markets in Washington and at the Pasco, WA flea market. It is packaged in round 16oz. packages with code date of “Sep 14 2011”.
How to prevent food poisoning from ruining your summer cookout — Tips from the FDA
More and more Americans are buying “raw” milk products—believing minimally processed foods are more nutritious. But in the case of raw milk, that’s not true, says the FDA.
Whole Foods Market says cheeses it sells from Bravo Farms have been recalled due to evidence of Listeria and E. coli contamination at the Bravo Farms’ plant.
FDA urges consumers to discard cheeses from Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Washington, because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Health officials warn consumers not to eat three products made by Queseria Bendita.
Washington state health officials are warning residents not to eat unpasteurized cheese products because they may be contaminated with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, the cause of a potentially dangerous infection called Listeriosis.
Officials issued the warning after receiving reports of several cases of Listeriosis in Yakima, Klickitat and King Counties.
Unpasteurized Mexican-style cheese are the suspected sources of the [...]