News and Notes

Nearly 200 Sickened on a Cruise Ship


Posted: 12/12/2017
Image Credit: FoodSafetyNews.com Nearly 200 people were sickened due to a foodborne illness outbreak on a cruise ship. Five passengers had to seek medical attention at a hospital once the ship made port. To read the full article, please visit FoodSafetyNews.com here. ....

Baking Food Safety Tips from the CDC


Posted: 12/11/2017
Image Credit: FoodSafetyNews.com Ensure safe baking practices this holiday season by following these food safety tips from the CDC. For more food safety tips or to stay up-to-date on food safety news, visit FoodSafetyNews.com. ....

2018 Food Trend Predictions


Posted: 12/07/2017
Image Credit: The Daily Meal Check out this 2018 food trend predictions slideshow from The Daily Meal. In the slideshow, the Daily Meal covers the rise in popularity of non-alcoholic beverages, edible flowers, middle eastern cuisine, etc. ....

Beef Meatball Products Under Recall


Posted: 12/06/2017
Image Credit: Caesar's Pasta LLC Approximately 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products are under recall due to egg, a known allergen, not being declared on the label. The only state affected by the recall is Pennsylvania. To read the full report and to access product information, visit the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service website here. ....

Salt, Sugar, and Fat in Processed Foods


Posted: 12/05/2017
The Washington Post recently published an article about how manufacturers of processed foods are incorporating less salt and sugar, but they're adding more fat. Processed foods rely heavily on a combination of salt, sugar, and fat for flavor as well as preservation. Click here to access the article.  ....

12-04-17 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 12/04/2017
In this week's newsletter, we discuss our holiday BOGO offer and we go over holiday food safety tips, a sous vide tool, and a recipe for no-bake egg nog cheescake. Access the newsletter here. ....

Crowdsourcing and Outbreak Prevention


Posted: 12/01/2017
Image Credit: iwaspoisoned.com The website iwaspoisoned.com is a place where users can upload information about a food they've eaten that caused a foodborne illness. Through crowdsourcing, iwaspoisoned.com has been able to detect foodborne illness outbreaks before health officials. This article from NPR further discusses the impact iwasposioned.com has had on food safety.  ....

The Effect of Recalls on Demand


Posted: 11/29/2017
Image Credit: FoodQualityNews.com According to a study, recalls affect beef, pork, and poultry demand differently depending on the region. Out of the three foods, research has shown that poultry demand is most affected by recalls. To read more about the study and to see the statistics on recall effect in different areas of the country, please visit the....

5 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas


Posted: 11/28/2017
Image Credit: Canva On average, Americans gain 1.3 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Americans who are overweight can gain up to 5 pounds during this time. If you're interested in giving a healthy gift this holiday season, check out this article from the Washington Post. ....

Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illness


Posted: 11/27/2017
Image Credit: News-PressNow.com Holiday season is upon us which means massive amounts of food is coming. In order to avoid any foodborne illnesses, follow these simple steps from News-PressNow.com.  ....
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