22
Oct
2010
Food Safety

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


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 »

04
Aug
2010
Food Safety
by Water Quality & Health Council

New Food Surface Disinfection Resources

Foodborne diseases cost the United States an estimated $152 billion each year in health-related expenses, according to a study from the Food Safety Campaign at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an estimated 76 million Americans are sickened by contaminated food every year and 5,000 of these people die. Can a simple... Read More »

23
Jul
2010
Food Safety
by Joan B. Rose, PhD

Dairy Farmers Fight Johne’s Disease Using Chlorine

New research reported by Kim Cook, a microbiologist at the Agricultural Research Servicein Bowling Green, Kentucky, shows the best way to prevent the spread of Johne’s disease on dairy farms is to use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water. Johne’s disease is caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and can cause losses of as much as $200,000 per... Read More »

09
Jun
2010
Food Safety
by Joan B. Rose, PhD

Russian Poultry Contaminated with Salmonella

In January, Russia began blocking imports of U.S. poultry because of concerns about chlorine rinses, which are routinely used by poultry processors in the United States to kill pathogens that can cause food poisoning among consumers. According to a Russian consumer rights group, 80 percent of poultry meat in Moscow is contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The discovery... Read More »