15
Nov
2010
Food Safety

Thanksgiving: Full Stomachs, Happy Memories, No Foodborne Illness


15
Nov
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality & Health Council

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... Read More »

05
Nov
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality Health Council

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... Read More »

22
Oct
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality Health Council

Holiday Food Safety Begins at Home: Safety Tips for Holiday Food Handling

Safety Tips for Holiday Food Handling... Read More »

20
Oct
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality Health Council

“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.... Read More »

04
Oct
2010
Food Safety
by Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC

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... Read More »

01
Oct
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality & Health Council

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... Read More »

16
Aug
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality Health Council

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,... Read More »