Defective BBQ Grill Accidents

Using common sense and basic safety precautions are imperative to preventing barbeque grill accidents and injuries, but even the most careful cook cannot predict or prevent accidents caused by grill defects. A defective grill can result in a fire or explosion causing severe burns and other injuries, and even catching your house on fire. If […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. FASDs are a wide range of disorders caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb, and the most severe can be fatal. FASDs can be prevented by abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, but the greatest risk is during the first three months of pregnancy, […]

What You Need to Know about Powdered Alcohol

If you haven’t heard of powdered alcohol, you are probably doing a double-take. Yes, it can and is made, and it may become available to consumers under the brand name Palcohol in September, 2014. The release of Palcohol to the public is very controversial and opponents say it poses a host of dangers, especially to […]

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Anyone can participate, and we encourage you and your family to make a list of the safety issues that you would like to address this month, with a corresponding list of activities. This does not have to be a chore. It can be broken into very quick tasks, such as […]

Deadly Pet Treats Back in Stores

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that as of September 2013, it had received reports of about 3,600 dogs sickened by jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 who died from eating the treats, since 2007. By January, 2014 the number of reports of sickened animals had risen to 4,500. […]

Pet Food Recalls

Deadly Dangers for Pets and People It seems like there is a new pet food or treat recall every day. It is enough to frighten many pet owners into switching to homemade meals and treats, but for most that is not a realistic option. Pet food is recalled for a variety of reasons, and when […]

Memorial Day Hidden Grilling Danger

When considering grilling safety we tend to focus on fire safety and safe food handling to avoid food poisoning. It may never cross your mind that the wire brush you use to clean your grill could send you to the hospital with no idea why you are in pain. Wire brushes can leave bristles on […]

Deep Fry a Turkey Safely

Deep frying a turkey can be very dangerous. However, we know that some of you are going to do it anyway, and there are some precautions that can minimize the risks. Turkey fryers pose a substantial ire risk because they get so hot and hold a large amount of oil, which can spread if the […]

Thawing and Cooking a Turkey Safely

Whether you thrill at the idea of preparing a lavish spread, or dread slaving away to create a traditional holiday meal, the last thing you want is to make your family and yourself sick with food poisoning. Thawing and cooking a turkey does not have to be difficult, but there are some safety basics that […]