Health

Food safety tips for the climate change era

Every year, almost 1 in 6 Americans gets a foodborne illness, and about 3,000 people die from it, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. Picnics and parties where food sits out for hours are a ...

Health

Food recalls and sickness: What should you know?

Ice cream, strawberries, packaged salads, even peanut butter—they all have been in the news in recent months because of links to foodborne illness as reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Pregnancy is no picnic when it comes to listeria

Food safety is important for everybody, but it is especially important if you're expecting. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can change a pregnant person's immune system, making her more susceptible to contracting foodborne ...

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Foodborne illnesses are underestimated by young people

Researchers from SafeConsume conducted a study in four European countries (Portugal, France, England, Hungary) interviewing 156 11- to 18-year olds about their food hygiene education, attitudes towards foodborne illness and ...

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Should you wash your raw meats and vegetables before cooking?

When it comes to food safety in the kitchen, it's important to keep your work area clean from bacteria and the possibility of cross-contamination. It's best to use hot, soapy water to wash utensils, cutting boards and other ...

Health

Chicken in the kitchen? Wash your hands!

When it comes to bacteria causing food-borne illnesses in the EU, campylobacter and salmonella are the most common culprits. According to the European Food Safety Authority, over 91,000 cases of salmonella infections are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic restrictions lead to fewer cases of foodborne illness

In 2020, far fewer Danes than usual were diagnosed with a foodborne illness. The sharp reduction in travel during the corona epidemic was the main reason for this decrease, according to the annual report on the incidence ...

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