The taste of raw cookie dough is so popular, it’s become an ice cream flavor. But there’s danger in that deliciousness. It’s a wise food safety practice to hold off sampling your cookies until they are baked.
Most E. coli bacteria are harmless — and even part of a healthy human intestinal tract. But some are more dangerous, causing illness and even death.
Washing food before you eat it may sound like a good idea, but that’s not always true. I like to give my patients these simple guidelines to follow for food safety.
Some people prefer their meat on the rare side. But as a registered dietitian, I want my patients to be aware that tasting or eating undercooked meat can cause food poisoning.
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About 9 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, but it’s almost impossible to tell where the bacteria may live with the naked eye. A new study identifies the top kitchen items that are commonly cross-contaminated during the preparation of a meal. Kansas State University researchers analyzed the food prep practices of 123 people. … Read More
Many people prepare for the summer sun by hitting a tanning bed, so they can hit the beach with a little color. But Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist in the Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute, says there’s more than one reason to avoid tanning beds altogether. She says tanning beds may: Increase your … Read More