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Holiday Food Safety Tips


Posted: 12/22/2017
This holiday weekend make sure to... Wash your hands and wear gloves when handling food. Keep cold foods cold - 41F or below. Keep hot foods hot - 135F or higher. Cook stuffed foods to 165F. Cook injected meats to 155F. Cook steaks and chops to 145F. Cook vegetables and starches to 135F. If your food has been left out....

12-20-17 HRFoodSafe Newsletter


Posted: 12/20/2017
In this newsletter, we discuss giving back to the local community. Over the years, HRFoodSafe has donated food and helped prepared meals for The Friendly Kitchen. The Friendly Kitchen is a soup kitchen located in Concord, New Hampshire that serves the area's homeless and needy families. To learn more about the organization or to get involved, please visit thefriendlykitchen....

Eggnog Recall Due to Salmonella


Posted: 12/19/2017
  A recall has been issued by Arruda's Dairy Farms concerning their eggnog products. A sample from the eggnog revealed the presence of Salmonella. Although no illnesses have been reported, public health officials are concerned because the sell-by dates extend into 2018 which means there is a risk of unused eggnog being present in consumer homes. To read the....

The Effects of Diet on Mood


Posted: 12/18/2017
  According to a study done at Binghamton University, young adults who consume fast food more than three times a week experience higher levels of stress. To access the news article from The Guardian, click here. To access the original report, click here. ....

Nearly 200 Sickened on a Cruise Ship


Posted: 12/12/2017
  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
  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
  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
  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. ....
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