Food Safety

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A New Food Recall Affects Apples & Other Fruit Sold at Some Walmart Locations

In a development totally in keeping with 2020, another food recall has been announced. Several Country Fresh “Freshness Guaranteed” fruit products have been pulled from shelves at some Walmart stores...

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What to eat after food poisoning?

mr mouther
by mr mouther 15 years ago

had a mild case of food poisoning last week and then drank gatorade all day. got hungry later and the only thing in the house that seemed safe was pecans. they seemed to be OK (but again - this was...

Vacuum sealing food on plates or bowls

by pulled pork 5 years ago

I am preparing food for a sick relative. Everything needs to be sanitary as heck. Thinking about sanitizing a bowl, putting the cooked food in it and then vacuum sealing it with a food saver unit...

Help! Easter eggs left out at room temperature

by jen223 5 years ago

I boiled eggs yesterday morning. My daughter dyed them, and then I didn't put them in the refrigerator until yesterday evening. Today I made delicious egg salad and ate it for lunch. Of course ...

Why does pure maple syrup need to be refrigerated afer opening?

by MSK 11 years ago

The stuff is like gold..........I know. I purchase a large container (for a small fortune mind you) and transfer it to a pourable container so that the family does not over-pour on their breakf...

Green center of boiled and stored sweet potatoes - bad?

by CNX 5 years ago

Hi everyone, first post here. It is hard to believe, but after 43 years I just recently discovered sweet potatos. Wow!!!! My first batch were boiled for about 20 minutes, cooled, cut into hal...

Can meat be defrosted on the counter?

by jrmd 13 years ago

My husband took burgers out of the freezer and left them on the counter instead of putting them in the refrigerator. Should we toss them or can we cook them later when we get home from work?

Pickles Safety Query

by Bada Bing 10 years ago

I guess this isn't exactly a home cooking issue, but here it goes: I just opened a jar of Nathan's Kosher Pickle Halves that has been sitting a month or two in the pantry since purchase. On open...

Maytag Blue Cheese Recall

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 years ago

Voluntary recall due to a possibility of listeria contamination.

Ixtapa/Zihua and paletas

by julesrules 5 years ago

Heading to an all-inclusive resort in Ixtapa next week, but looking forward to eating off the resort as well. Any suggestions appreciated - interested in local treats and Mexican food in general, a...

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted along CA Central Coast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

This is the first step toward getting local Dungeness crab back on our tables. Today the California Department of Health lifted the health advisory on eating crabs caught near Monterey, Half ...

Poached chicken--can I leave it out for an hour+?

by hopittome 5 years ago

I'm making posole tonight and my standard recipe requires me to poach the chicken. I usually get home, change, and run to the gym. I have about a half an hour from the time I run home to the time I...

Half Cooked Chicken Breast

by JerkPork 5 years ago

I roasted two medium sized chicken boneless breasts with the skin on and just under 300 grams each (about 10.5 oz) at 400F. I inserted a probe and set it to go off at 155F, the alarm went off abou...

What's changed in store bought spaghetti sauces?

by roykirk1 5 years ago

Hope this is the right area to post, apologies if not. I recently found a half used jar of store bought spaghetti sauce in the back of the fridge. Out of morbid curiosity, I opened it up, expecti...

5 Food Systems Lessons the U.S. Can Learn from Denmark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...From food waste reduction to better treatment of both animals and people working in the its food industry, here are some lessons that the U.S. could afford to learn from this small northern Eur...

Trader Joe's recalls "cashews pieces"

by MikeG 5 years ago

Saw this on various news sites and figured some people might be more likely to see it here first. Apparently it's just the (raw) cashew * pieces * that are a potential issue, and more specifical...

Are Tomales oysters affected by domoic acid

by Sisiutl 5 years ago

Are tomales bay/hog island oysters safe to eat (Jan 2016) - have they been affected by the domoic acid bloom that killed the crab season? BTW, what's the news on when bay area crabs will be availa...

Curious about "sell by" dates

by bamasuz 5 years ago

I recently noticed a sell by date on cheese (St Andre and Brie). I've always kept cheese as long (or short) as necessary.....ie: For noshing, hors d'oeuvres, dessert.....I've never had cheese go ...

Hot Sauce-lasting without canning

by AshleighCline 5 years ago

My Husband and I have been making hot sauce. We together madeba recipe we love and would like to give sauce away and sell bottles. Does anyone have any experience with this? I boiled the content...

Icy Ocean Shrimp Spoiled/bad. Just bought.

by logan09 5 years ago

I have bought one recently and i picked up another one. Just opened up a bag I bought from the store a few days ago. 11-15 count 2lb bag. Around $20. These are the biggest shrimp I've seen around i...

Cooking Mishap: Is my lasagna safe to eat?

by rwelch17 5 years ago

So I have a lasagna in the oven. After I put it in, I got a call from my husband and had to run an errand for him. I turned the oven off with my still frozen lasagna inside. I was gone maybe twenty...