On a beautiful summer day, it can be fun to have a picnic outside at the park, on the beach, or even in your own backyard. Use this checklist to make sure your perfect picnic is food safe.
The first step to grilling like a PRO is to buy a food thermometer. When used correctly, a food thermometer can help keep your family safe from foodborne illness. Using a food thermometer also helps you to avoid overcooking, giving you a safe and flavorful meal.
Congratulations to Dr. Abani Pradhan who received AGNR Alumni Chapter's Excellence in Instruction Award. Dr. Pradhan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science where he teaches multiple undergraduate and graduate level courses including Food Science and Technology, Food Safety and Nutrition Risk Assessment and Food Quality Control. He is also a faculty member of the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3).
Everyone loves a good summertime cookout. Here are some food safe guidelines to help you and your family stay food safe this grilling season.
Summer is the peak season for backyard barbeques, however it is also the prime time for foodborne illnesses. Bacteria grow fast at warmer temperatures and can make you sick—leaving you with not so good memories of your family barbeque this summer. Here are some tips to help keep you and your guests safe from foodborne illness when grilling.
Are you traveling this summer? Like many families, you are probably taking along food to save money and time on the road. But make sure this food is stored properly. Otherwise, your family vacation could be ruined by an unwanted case of food poisoning. Use these guidelines to be sure you and your family are food safe for the next road trip.
Whether you lose power from a hurricane, wind storm, downed tree, flood or even blizzard, food safety during severe weather is often the same. If your power goes out, you should know how to keep the food in your refrigerator and freezer safe. Follow these easy steps to save money and keep your family safe from food poisoning.
Links & Resources
- Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Food and Drug Administration
- United States Department of Agriculture
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- World Health Organization
- FAO/WHO Food Standards - CODEX Alimentarius
- Food Safety Cooperation Forum Partnership Training Institute Network
- USDA Food Safety Research Information Office