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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.

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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

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ShopSmart’s gives Secrets to Big Savings at the Supermarket without Coupons

 

A month-to-month breakdown of what to buy when, plus storage tips to make food last

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Clipping coupons can be a chore, but there are secrets to slashing grocery bills without using coupons.

The April 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, uncovers ways to track supermarket sales cycles and other special discounts for big savings, plus food storage tips so shoppers can stock up on items when they are on sale. «Read the rest of this article»

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New American Heart Association Guidelines recommends Diets high in Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Nuts among factors to lower first-time Stroke Risk

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX –  Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated AHA/ASA guideline published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“We have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors that can be changed or controlled — especially high blood pressure — account for 90 percent of strokes,” said James Meschia, M.D., lead author of the study and professor and chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fruit Stand. (American Heart Association)

Fruit Stand. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Readies for Federal Livestock Traceability Rule

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is stepping up efforts to educate livestock farmers about USDA’s final Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule that requires the identification of livestock being transported across state lines.

The rule, which went into effect last year, provides an effective manner of tracing the movement of livestock for animal disease protection and response says state veterinarian Charles Hatcher, DVM. «Read the rest of this article»

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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.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Chicks and Ducks are cute, but not a good Easter Gift

 

Risk of human Salmonella infections from contact with live poultry

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Cuddly baby chicks and ducks are as much a part of the Easter holiday as colored eggs and the Easter bunny. But even though they are fun to look at and kids love them, you should not give them as gifts because of the health risks involved.

Live poultry, especially baby poultry, commonly carry Salmonella germs.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

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Tennessee Department of Health says follow Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

 

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking and Dining on Thanksgiving

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Special foods and favorite family recipes are a treasured part of many Thanksgiving celebrations.

In addition to enjoying these foods in moderation, the Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling while preparing, transporting and storing food to protect family and friends from food-borne illness.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

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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

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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.

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