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The science is in: don’t wash your poultry

The debate on whether or not to wash raw poultry is a fierce one, but until recently there was no hard-and-fast data to tell us just how risky it is to wash poultry. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they […]

Food Recall Basics

As recent blog posts suggest, there are dozens of food recall notices posted in the United States each month. The Partnership for Food Safety Education has developed some fact sheets that they hope will help people sort through the information in recall notices and to take action to identify whether a recalled product is in […]

Invisible danger for pets and humans: Salmonella

Federal public health officials have repeated warnings about pig ear treats for dogs as human illnesses related to the multi-branded products have sickened 127 people in 33 states in a multi-drug resistant Salmonella outbreak. Thirty percent of humans affected (26) in the outbreak have required hospitalization, many of them children younger than 5 years old. […]

 

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