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Lose Harmful Bacteria—Not Your Appetite—This Holiday Season

Posted: November 15th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Tis the season for family, friends, fun, and . . . food poisoning (ewww). For some unfortunate merrymakers, holiday feasts will start in the dining room and end in the bathroom. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year, more than 76 million people fall victim to a foodborne illness.

For those of us who are designated holiday chefs, meal preparation can be tricky; many of us are preparing dishes we don’t usually cook and for large numbers of people. And it doesn’t help that at many celebrations, different types of foods may be left out for extended periods of time or not stored properly. This can allow harmful bacteria to grow.

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Spend the Holidays with Family and Friends, Not the Bathroom

Posted: November 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

As the holidays approach, families and friends across Illinois will make plans to celebrate the season together with a delicious meal. However, a helping of salmonella or staph at the Thanksgiving table can ruin a holiday feast faster than dry turkey or lumpy mashed potatoes. Read more »