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Beef Meatball Products Under Recall


Posted: 12/06/2017
  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
  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
  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 original article from FoodQualityNews....

5 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas


Posted: 11/28/2017
  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
  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.  ....

Trader Joe's Salad Recall


Posted: 11/22/2017
  18.5 tons of turkey and chicken salad are under recall due to the presence of glass and plastic fragments. Trader Joe's urges customers to either return products to the place of purchase or discard them. The states affected by the recall are: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Arizona, California, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado. To....

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips


Posted: 11/21/2017
  Thanksgiving is an important holiday for many families. People travel from all over the country and even some parts of the world to be together and to enjoy Thanksgiving food. We want to make sure your Thanksgiving is a safe one so we've pulled together some Thanksgiving food safety tips.  To Do: Thaw your turkey in the....

Spicy Food Helps Combat Cravings


Posted: 11/20/2017
  According to a study done in China, the consumption of spicy food helps reduce salt and sugar cravings. Scientists have discovered that people who consume spicy foods typically have lower blood pressure and they tend to intake 2.5 grams less salt in a day. To read more about the benefits of spicy food, click here to access an....
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