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. It’s important to understand what “undercooked” really means as it applies to different meats and cuts. How long to cook meat Meat may contain … Read More
Canning your own fruits and vegetables at home has many benefits, but it also brings an increased risk for food-borne illness. While a rare occurence, botulism is usually is associated with home canning. It is dangerous and can even be deadly. Types of botulism Botulism is a serious illness that paralyzes muscles and can even … Read More
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
Walking through the produce section in the grocery store can be daunting. The number and variety of fresh vegetables you can choose is overwhelming enough, but trying to decide between whole foods and pre-cut or bagged options can make it even more confusing. The good news is that pre-cut, packaged vegetables are just as healthy … Read More
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You don’t need food coloring or dyes to color your food. Have fun experimenting with natural food coloring — which also means added nutrients. Here are nine natural ways to do it.
Every year, we hear one or two reports about too-high-to-be-safe levels of something in our food supply. In many cases, the danger is limited to a specific geographic region, but sometimes it’s a problem that affects the entire nation. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reported in 2012 that there’s too much arsenic in two … Read More
You’ve returned from the farmer’s market or grocery store with a haul of healthy food. Now you wonder, where do I store it all? The answer — butter on the counter, anyone? — isn’t always as simple as it seems. Get storage guidelines for some common foods below, from condiments to main courses. 1. Butter … Read More
When you’re getting ready to make Thanksgiving dinner, it’s important to know the how to safely roast the holiday turkey. Follow these tips for a delicious and healthy meal. RELATED: Here’s what you need to know when shopping for your turkey.
There is a lot to consider when you are shopping for a turkey. There are many options from which to choose, and it helps to know what to look for when you go to purchase the holiday bird. Read this shopping primer to make the right choice for your family and guests. From thawing … Read More
So the label on the eggs in the fridge says “Sell by” yesterday’s date. You wonder if it’s safe to make that one last omelet. You hate to waste the eggs, but you want to be safe. A nutritionist provides sound advice about food safety for all your food groups.