In the United States, we generally assume that the food that we eat won’t get us sick. To be sure, the next meal you eat probably won’t be laced with disease-causing bacteria. However, food borne illnesses are hardly uncommon. In ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Food Quality
Is Refrigeration Necessary for Egg Safety?
It’s common knowledge that eggs can be found right next to cheese, yogurt and other refrigerated dairy products at the supermarket. Well, that’s the case in the United States, anyway. Surprising as it might sound, eggs sold in many European ...Read More »
How Safe is Our Produce?
Over the last several years, the issue of chemicals used in food preparation has received a fair amount of media attention. One such chemical that is commonly used by food producers is pesticides, which are applied to a wide range ...Read More »
An Uneasy Feeling: The Impact of Norovirus
There would seem to be fewer things more appealing than a Caribbean cruise, particularly during the dead of winter. You can imagine that passengers aboard the Explorer of the Seas, a luxurious cruise ship that can hold over 3,000 guests, ...Read More »
Why Nutrition Labels Might Get a Makeover
Virtually every product we purchase at the grocery store has one thing in common – a nutrition label. This isn’t a coincidence; the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 mandated that products carry labels with specific information, such as ...Read More »
Are the Spices We Buy Safe to Eat?
Even in the world’s wealthiest nations, outbreaks of contaminated food are not an infrequent occurrence. In 2012 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued warnings about sixteen different outbreaks, most of which involved either e. coli or ...Read More »
Protecting Yourself Against Listeria Outbreaks
Most people generally assume that the food they buy is safe to eat. Although this is usually true, even developed countries like the United States can experience widespread food contamination outbreaks. In October 2013, Taylor Farms, the world’s largest producer ...Read More »
Are You at Risk of Salmonella Poisoning?
When most of us go to the grocery store, we tend not to worry if the food we buy can make us sick. Many shoppers associate contaminated food with developing nations, and don’t consider food poisoning to be all that ...Read More »
How Processed Foods Impact Your Health
If you frequently read health and diet articles, you probably have come across the term “processed foods,” usually used in a negative fashion. It seems that many of our favorite snacks and guilty pleasures have been processed, making them far ...Read More »
What’s In Your Honey? The Truth Isn’t So Sweet
There are few things as sweet and delicious as honey, a product which is used to improve the taste of a number of foods and drinks. Unlike sugar, honey also has a good reputation for being beneficial to your health. ...Read More »