Football Safety: Party Safety Tips

Super Bowl parties are going to be bigger than ever this year. Whether you are planning to host a few friends or a big blow-out, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to keep yourself and your guests safe. Prepare Your Home Do a quick check of your property looking for […]

Holiday Hosting Checklist

With everything that’s on your mind this time of year, it’s nice to have a little cheat sheet to help keep you on track with your hosting plans. You can print this checklist to have on-hand, or use it as prompts for your own personalized list. Food Know when you need to start thawing the […]

Dangerous Donations: Why You Should Read Recalls

It’s that time of year again, when so many Americans find it in their hearts to donate food so that others in their community can enjoy a hearty holiday meal. If you donate food this season, the last thing you want is to find out that your charitable contributions made someone sick, or worse. It […]

What I learned During a Recent Power Outage

You can find a wealth of excellent emergency preparedness checklists online, ranging from generalized to specific types of emergencies and from your basic three-day stores to long-term “prepping”. I’m a firm believer in being prepared, but in reality, even those of us who are very aware of the need are not always on top of […]

Dangers of Listeria Food Poisoning

Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to a serious infection. The disease tends to affect pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, like the elderly. Listeriosis is a serious problem and should be treated as such. In October 2015 there were at least four recalls in the United States due to listeria […]

New Report on Food Safety

A new report on food safety in America was recently released by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). If you joined the farm-to-table movement yet, reading Food Safety and the Civil Justice System will have you seriously rethinking your approach to food. But even that may not be enough to keep you safe in the […]

Room by Room Dangers – Staying Safe At Home

Keeping your home safe means inspecting each room for potential hazards and eliminating them. Here are some common household dangers, room by room. Kitchen Flammable items left on or near the stovetop. This includes dishtowels, pot holders, plastic wrap, paper bags, and pizza boxes. Grease spills on the stovetop, on the bottoms of pans, and […]

Is Green Beer Safe?

Green beer is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition, in America. It is certainly festive, but is it safe? For most people, indulging in the dyed beverage once a year is no more dangerous than indulging in beer that has not been colored. If you drink responsibly, the addition of some green food coloring is relatively […]

Thanksgiving Food Safety – Stuffing in the Bird?

Of all the disagreements that can crop up surrounding holiday arrangements, one of the most pervasive arguments in some families is whether to cook stuffing in the bird or make dressing separately. Whether you are on the side of tradition or in desperate fear of salmonella poisoning, there are a few things you should know […]