Keeping Food-Borne Illnesses at Bay


Each year, one in six Americans becomes sick from eating contaminated food. But while outbreaks of food-borne illness linked to processing plants or imported products capture the public’s attention and raise fears about the safety of the food supply, as many as 70 percent of food poisoning cases originate in the kitchen. People, not products, […]

How Long Will That Food Last?


How often do you wonder, “Is it still safe to eat this?”  The guidelines as I have researched are as follows in regard to whether its in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry: FRIDGE: Raw poultry,  meat and fish:  Eat or freeze within 48 hours; leftovers in the fridge: 3-4 days, but if it has gravy […]

6 Must-Follow Foods Rules: An Eaters Manual By Michael Pollan

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Take the mystery out of healthy eating with Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. With catchy phrases and easy-to-understand tips, author Michael Pollan takes the guesswork out of what you should and shouldn’t be eating. His latest book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, provides 64 rules, with three main principles: “eat food, mostly plants, […]

What’s On Your Plate? Safer Food From Market To The Table


Tainted animal feed. Spinach scares. Peanut butter recalls. Food safety has been big news lately, which is making many people think twice about what’s on their plates. First, the facts. The FDA says some U.S. hogs, poultry, and farmed fish recently ate animal feed containing Chinese ingredients tainted with an industrial chemical called melamine. But […]