• Caution: Shopping Excitement

    Everyone’s mind right now if focusing on COVID-19.   If you’re like me, you’re planning fewer trips to the grocery store and “stocking up” a little more while there. Since I hadn’t been to the store in about a month our supply of fresh foods was gone.  When we finally went to the store and I […] Tags:
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  • Consider Pasteurized Eggs


    Eggs are considered potentially risky for some people.  The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food code puts them on the TCS (foods that need time and temperature control for safety) list. The major concern is Salmonella which ranks second (11%) of all foodborne illnesses in the United States. (Note:  Norovirus is first with 58%). For […] Tags:
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  • Reduce Food Waste with Meal Planning

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food each year. Food waste can impact your budget, but also the environment. One way to reduce food waste is to plan your meals. Of course, meal planning has many more benefits – it can help with eating […] Tags:
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  • Got Chickens?

    Backyard poultry —cute little chicks and ducklings—are becoming popular with both rural and urban families.  This can be an educational opportunity for families as well as a way to have fresh eggs. But, backyard poultry has been recently been linked to illnesses.  Over 1000 people in several states have become infected with different strains of […] Tags:
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  • Be ready for power outages

    I live in an area that may be affected by hurricanes. So, it’s time for us to seriously think about preparing for storms and getting our emergency checklist ready. Even if you don’t live in a hurricane zone there may be other weather situations that may cause power outages and potential food safety problems associated […] Tags:
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