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Home Canning and Botulism

<b>Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends. But it can be risky—or even deadly—if not done</b> …

Food Safety Tips for College Students

When students pack up for college, they take along the basics — TV, laptop, MP3 player and cell phone. Many students will also arrive at school with …

Keep your Family Food-Safe for all your Summer Celebrations

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Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes

Sometimes a simple mistake can have grave consequences. What may seem like a small food safety mistake can cause serious illness with long-term …

Cross posted from the FoodSafety.gov blog: It’s tailgate season, are you ready for the kick off? Planning is the key to keeping your food safe during a tailgate so get your gear ready now. Do you have enough coolers, and all the tools you need to cook? In addition to a grill and fuel for cooking make sure you don’t forget your most valuable player, the food thermometer. It’s the only way you can be sure your meat or poultry has reached a safe temperature.

Posted by Tina Hanes and Kathy Bernard, Technical Information Specialists for USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline in Health and Safety<p>Aug 30, 2013<p><i>Cross</i> …

Texas Firm Recalls Canned Pasta Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2013 – Campbell’s Soup Supply Company LLC, a Paris, TX establishment, is recalling 1,920 cans (approximately 1,740 pounds) of …

Kansas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

<b>WASHINGTON, Sep. 12, 2013 –</b> National Beef Packing Company, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of beef tongue …

Tackling a Tailgate, Food Safety Wins! | FoodSafety.gov

It’s tailgate season, are you ready for the kick off? Planning is the key to keeping your food safe during a tailgate so get your gear ready now. Do …

California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

<b>WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013</b> – Central Valley Meat Company, a Hanford, Calif., establishment, is recalling 58,240 pounds of ground beef that may …