Re-estimating Foodborne Illness Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last month that it has updated and improved its 11-year old estimates of the prevalence of foodborne illness in the United States. According to the new statistics, each year 48 million people, or one in six Americans, contract foodborne illnesses; 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000

My Holiday Kitchen

I love the holidays that bring families and friends together as the calendar year winds down. I recently spent a lovely, long weekend with Michigan family and friends, enjoying four of the eight nights of Hanukkah with gifts for the children and traditional holiday foods. In days gone by, the kitchen was the warm hub

Thanksgiving: Full Stomachs, Happy Memories, No Foodborne Illness

Thanksgiving is a big deal in the Golodner household.  I’ll be serving about 30 relatives from California, Michigan, and New York and several friends and family from the local area.  This is one of my favorite times of the year— tried and true recipes are resurrected, new ones tried, ingredients gathered, cooking and baking planned…all

Holiday Hazard: More Than One in Five Americans Admit Their Kitchen Would Fail a Food Safety Inspection

Water Quality & Health Council Offers Free Food Safety Tips With the holiday cooking season soon upon us, more Americans (37 percent) are worried about becoming sick of an annoying relative than they are of getting sick from the food on the table (31 percent).  But findings from the same new survey indicate their relatives

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Clean – wash all food contact surfaces with hot, soapy water followed by disinfecting with 1/2 tablespoon chlorine bleach in 1/2 gallon of water Separate – keep fresh fruits and vegetables separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood Cook – to kill any bacteria that might be present, thoroughly cook meat, poultry and eggs to

“Deal Kitchen Germs a 1-2 Punch” Magnet

Deal Kitchen Germs a 1-2 Punch Magnet Food safety starts at home – This fun, 3″x5″ refrigerator magnet displays simple directions for disinfecting food contact surfaces.

Unsanitary Restaurant Kitchens Could Lead to Food Poisoning

Research by England’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that over half the cleaning cloths sampled in restaurant kitchens were found to contain unsatisfactory levels of bacteria, which are a sign of poor hygiene and potential cross contamination. The study was carried out by the HPA’s Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology laboratories and was done

Downloadable Restaurant Safety Posters

8.5×11 Color Prep Area Safety Poster English 11×17 Color Prep Area Safety Poster English 8.5×11 Color Sink Bay Safety Poster English 11×17 Color Sink Bay Safety Poster English 8.5×11 Color Prep Area Safety Poster Spanish 11×17 Color Prep Area Safety Poster Spanish 8.5×11 Color Sink Bay Safety Poster Spanish 11×17 Color Sink Bay Safety Poster

ESPN Finds Foodborne Illness Risk Associated with Sports Stadium Vendors

In certain sports stadiums and arenas across the country, millions of Americans are inadvertently putting themselves at risk of serious illness when patronizing some concession stands. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reviewed health department inspection reports for food and beverage outlets at all 107 North American arenas and stadiums that were home to professional baseball, football,