Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Food Safety

USDA gives safety tips for Barbecue and Food

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

Outdoor cooking.

Outdoor cooking.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day

 

Warmer temperatures call for extra attention to food safety when cooking and eating outdoors

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Sometimes Safety Precautions can create other Problems

 

Clarksville, TN – From the first time some nut case tampered with food by inserting poison in a package in the grocery store, manufacturers have become increasingly aware of packaging their products so that no tampering can occur.

That’s great for keeping us all safe and I applaud their efforts—but I have a problem. Over the years, my hands have become increasingly weaker and I don’t have the strength to break your codes!

I worked as the office manager for the music department at the University of Virginia for several years. The woman who had that job before me was quite tall and I’m quite short. The desk and computer equipment that fit her was a disaster for me. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Commentary | No Comments
 


How To Deep Fry Turkey; A Deep Fried Delicacy

 

Washington, D.C. – Deep-fried turkey, a concept that started in the south, has risen in popularity nationwide. It’s a perfect twist for barbecues, block parties and holiday feasts. To get you started, we have turkey frying tips for both outdoor and indoor turkey fryers plus several deep-fried turkey recipes. For a deep frying turkey experience that is fun and produces delicious results follow these guidelines.

YouTube Preview Image

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

U.S. Department of Agriculture offers Barbecue and Food Safety Tips

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Outdoor cooking.

Outdoor cooking.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

USDA leads push for new frontiers of food safety

 

By Joyce Hunter, Deputy CIO, Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DC – Over the last few decades, food safety has been marked by profound social, economic and political evolutions and technological breakthroughs such as 3D printing of food and the adoption of laboratory testing for pathogens. Laboratory testing for pathogens continues to evolve with the advancement of genome sequencing. However, there is always more to do.  There is a potential for advancing existing and promoting greater gains in the future.

What if there were more apps that could allow farmers, producers, consumers and stakeholders access to USDA data? The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posts a variety of reports using data collected while inspecting and testing meat and poultry products, but more and more, people want direct access to the information. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Business | No Comments
 

FDA proposes “Action Level” for Arsenic in Apple Juice

 

Agency testing and analysis confirm overall safety of apple juice

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDAWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed an “action level” of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice. This is the same level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for arsenic in drinking water.

“The FDA is committed to ensuring the safety of the American food supply and to doing what is necessary to protect public health,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “We have been studying this issue comprehensively, and based on the agency’s data and analytical work, the FDA is confident in the overall safety of apple juice for children and adults.”

The Food and Drug Administration proposes “action level” for arsenic in apple juice

The Food and Drug Administration proposes “action level” for arsenic in apple juice

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


USDA Grilling Food Safety 101 for Independence Day

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Questions received to USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline about grilling meat and poultry increase during spring and summer months.

In anticipation of the popular summer grilling holidays like Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about grilling.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

USDA gives Seven Food Safety Steps for Successful Community Meals this Independence Day

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Whether preparing food for a holiday like the 4th of July, family reunion or a community gathering, people who are great cooks at home don’t necessarily know how to safely prepare and store large quantities of food for large groups.

Food that is mishandled can cause foodborne illness. However, by following some simple steps, volunteer cooks can make the event safe and successful!

Practice Food Safety while cooking out this 4th of July.

Practice Food Safety while cooking out this 4th of July.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Walmart stores sell the Farm Rich Products recalled by the USDA due to possible E. Coli O121 contamination

 

Washington, D.C. – Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, NY firm, is recalling approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Thursday.

These products are sold by Walmart Stores Nationwide.  While no cases resulting from ingesting the contaminated products have yet occurred in Tennessee, there have been reports from surrounding states. The USDA rates this as a Class I recall which is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

The Farm Rich Products Logo

The Farm Rich Products Logo

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


Page 1 of 3123

Personal Controls

Archives

    July 2015
    S M T W T F S
    « Jun    
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031