The American food supply is probably the safest in the world. But, if food isn't handled correctly and becomes contaminated, it can still can make you sick.
Preventing Foodborne Illness
All about shellfish
Read here to find out about shellfish poisoning and what the proper guidelines are for cooking these tasty creatures.
Safe microwave cooking
Microwave ovens don’t cook food like other appliances. But, there are some things the cook can do to prepare food safely and deliciously in a microwave.
Keep your holiday foods safe
Eggnog…cookies…cured ham…assorted cheeses. Enjoying these holiday favorites means knowing how to make them safe for consumption.
Preventing Foodborne Illness (Continued)
Food expiration dates: what do they really mean?
Almost any food can become contaminated if handled improperly, but foods that are purchased or used after their expiration dates may be more likely to contain spoilage bacteria or other pathogens.
Read here to find out more.
The growing problem of food poisoning: is irradiation the answer?
Scientists and the FDA both agree that irradiation has the potential to significantly reduce the number of deaths caused by foodborne illness. What should you know about irradiation?
BPA raising concerns
Many plastics used for food storage could contain BPA. Scientists are questioning the effects of BPA on the body. Read more about some precautions you can take to avoid excess BPA exposure.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration