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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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Top 5 Unwanted Guests for the Holidays: Common Food Borne Illnesses

Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy, connecting and reconnecting with friends and family.  Many gatherings will have an abundance of food. Holiday feasts however, can be tricky; home chefs are often preparing a meal they don’t normally cook, and they’re preparing it for a larger group than usual. For many parties, different types of foods are often out in the open for extended periods of time. This can set the stage for some types of food borne illness (AKA food poisoning).  Read more »