Keep Your Home and Food Safe: How to Clean, Sanitize, & Disinfect

Keep Your Home and Food Safe: How to Clean, Sanitize, & Disinfect When it comes to food safety, knowing how to clean, sanitize, and disinfect dishes, utensils, surfaces, and other items that come in contact with your food is VERY important. Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are a big part of your food safety repertoire, and […]

Food Left Out Overnight is Full of Bacteria (and Potentially Deadly!)

Food Left Out Overnight is Full of Bacteria and Potentially Deadly – Don’t eat it! Ah … the joys of summer! Along with the beautiful, warm, sunny weather we’ve all been waiting for comes a habit many people fall prey to that’s a BIG food safety no-no: Eating food left out overnight. It’s a habit […]

How to Protect Yourself Against Norovirus So You Don’t Get Sick

How to Protect Yourself Against Norovirus So You Don’t Get Sick Noroviruses, a group of viruses that cause inflammation of the stomach and large intestine, are the leading cause of gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Norovirus results in 19-21 million […]

Hair Nets: Do They Really Help Protect Your Food from Harmful Pathogens?

Hair Nets: Do They Really Help Protect Your Food from Harmful Pathogens? Hair in our food … is not very appetizing! It’s something we’ve all been conditioned to get squirmy about. To help prevent that dreaded occurrence from happening, hair nets have become a common food safety tool. And we’re betting that, when you see […]

Foodborne Illness 101: How Does Bacteria Get in the Food We Eat?

When it comes to food poisoning caused by harmful bacteria lurking in food, we all know about the awful symptoms like vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea that can come with it. But many people reach out to Stop Foodborne Illness to ask us something they don’t know: How, exactly, does bacteria get in the food we […]

How to Avoid Cross-Contamination to Keep Your Food Safe

How to Avoid Cross Contamination to Keep Your Food Safe Some things in life go great together—like cookies and milk or waffles and fried chicken! But other things—like raw meat and cooked foods—absolutely do not! That’s why one of our favorite sayings at Stop Foodborne Illness is this: SEPARATE, DON’T CROSS-CONTAMINATE This food safety best […]

Do You Have Our Top 5 Kitchen Tools?

Do You Have Our Top 5 Kitchen Tools? They help keep your food safe + make great gifts, too! One of the most important places to prevent food poisoning and its awful perils is your kitchen. So, your friends at Stop Foodborne Illness want to help you get your kitchen in tip top shape for […]

Kitchen Best Practices for Food Safety: Are You Doing These in Your Kitchen?

Kitchen Best Practices for Food Safety: Are You Doing These in Your Kitchen? When it comes to “best practices,” it seems we’re always hearing about them for businesses and people in the corporate world. But, guess what? As it relates to your kitchen and food safety, best practices are also a thing! And our aim […]

From Farm to Table: How Food Gets Contaminated and Your Role in Preventing It

From Farm to Table: How Food Gets Contaminated and Your Role in Preventing It In the U.S., our food supply chain is extremely complex. For any one particular food you consume—apples, orange juice, broccoli, hamburgers, frozen pizza, or hundreds of others—many processes and people have played a role in bringing you that food. All of […]