National Eggnog Month: Making It Safely
December 12, 2012

There is nothing better than sitting around a bonfire drinking eggnog and talking holiday memories with your family (especially if a little bourbon is involved). In the past I used to buy eggnog from the grocery store—it was quick, easy, and only cost me a few dollars. It was not until I tried making my

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DESSERTS! How to keep your family safe while making holiday goodies
November 20, 2012

The holidays are a time for one of my favorite things—rich, fattening DESSERTS! One dessert I had the opportunity to make this past weekend is the Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie found in the November edition of Southern Living magazine. It turned out to be the hit of the Thanksgiving party that I attended this past

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Egg Safety Tips: Boiling and Dyeing fun all year round
September 19, 2012

In honor of National Food Safety Month, the Egg Safety Center is featuring popular food bloggers that give advice on how they safely handle and use eggs in their own kitchens and recipes. The Egg Safety Center is very excited to introduce our second blogger, Tonia Sanders from the Chatty Momma. Tonia Sanders is the

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Food Safety with Muy Bueno
September 5, 2012

Food Safety When Cooking Your Favorite Recipes Every once in awhile we include cooking tips for a specific recipe, the how-to if you will, but today we want to share with you the importance of cooking wisely when using eggs. Why, you ask? Well, because, if you’re like us, we use a ton of eggs,

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Celebrating National Food Safety Month
August 31, 2012

The purpose of the Egg Safety Center’s blog is to educate consumers on ways to further reduce the incidence of food-borne illnesses related to egg products, as well as serve as a food safety resource for retailers and food service companies in the U.S. In honor of National Food Safety Month in September, I am

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FDA Issues Final Q&A Guidance Document for Egg Safety Rule
August 24, 2012

Egg producers have been working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over 10 years on ways to ensure consumers receive safe, high quality eggs. In an effort to prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in shell eggs and reduce the incidences of foodborne illness, FDA, with input from industry, allied companies, and academia, implemented

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For egg safety questions on the go—just “Ask Karen”
August 9, 2012

Wondering why eggs should be refrigerated? Are you unclear about the dates on an egg carton? There’s an app for that. Meet “Ask Karen”, your virtual assistant for egg safety. Since its debut in May 2011, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Mobile Ask Karen app has answered thousands of questions on the

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Reminder of How to Take Precautions Against Foodborne Illness After a Storm
July 19, 2012

It’s that time of year again, the time where powerful acts of nature like lightning, violent winds and flooding can cause power outages that can leave you “off the grid” for hours, days or, in some cases, weeks. Residents of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest know this all too well – severe thunderstorms left millions in

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Independence Day Should be “Free” of Food-Borne Illness
June 29, 2012

Nothing says “Happy 4th of July” like an outdoor barbeque or picnic with friends and family.   With summer holiday celebrations comes warm temperatures which encourage the growth of bacteria on food. This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is encouraging Americans to follow four easy food handling practices to

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One thing we all agree on
June 21, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stirred up the proverbial hornet’s nest in late May when he argued for banning the sale of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants in his city. Bloomberg’s announcement once again has Americans asking: What is the appropriate role for the government in food policy? How consumers view government

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