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Author Archives: Kathy Birkett, RDN, LD

Food Recalls: The Good, The Bad, and The Sickening

Food Recalls: The Good, The Bad, and The Sickening

The stories of multi-state food safety outbreaks, the overwhelming number of food recalls for both human and pet food, and the number of victims of foodborne illness, ran rampant in 2018. It was, in fact sickening! The recalls that involve food pathogens are the most serious to the health of consumers. These outbreaks lead to… Continue Reading

Putting Food Safety in Consumers’ Control — Detective Foodsafe® Tips

Putting Food Safety in Consumers’ Control — Detective Foodsafe® Tips

The number of foodborne illnesses seems to have increased with almost daily news of another multi-state outbreak of pathogens affecting our food supply. Most people realize there are steps they can take to protect themselves from foodborne illness simply when shopping in the supermarket. Following the tips from Detective Foodsafe® below will help all consumers… Continue Reading

Storing Leftovers Safely – Tips from Detective Foodsafe®

Storing Leftovers Safely – Tips from Detective Foodsafe®

Holiday cooking and the kitchen cupboards are full! We are baking, cooking, and storing more food than our refrigerators and pantries can hold at this time of year as we welcome our family, guests, and party goers! This means our pantries and refrigerators are bursting with leftover meals and ingredients that need our attention. If… Continue Reading

Detective Foodsafe® Alert — Pet Food Safety

Detective Foodsafe® Alert — Pet Food Safety

Feeding not just our human family but also our pet family is serious business. We don’t want to mess it up and get anyone sick – not even our furbabies! With all the talk of food recalls and bacteria lurking in some of our most used foods, Detective Foodsafe® wants to remind us that pet… Continue Reading

Ginger — My Favorite Seasonal Flavor

Ginger — My Favorite Seasonal Flavor

Most people count the days until all the pumpkin spice foods and drinks start reappearing for the holiday season. Maybe it is your favorite too. Not me! I love ginger. Ginger finds its way into many fall favorites, from the main meal and beverage all the way through to dessert! There are even fragrant potpourri… Continue Reading

2019 Food Trends For the Health of It!

2019 Food Trends For the Health of It!

The year is drawing to a close, which means it is time to wrap up the old and bring in the new. Will the new trends be the latest and the greatest or quickly fall by the wayside? Will these food fads be what your palate has been waiting patiently to try? Did you even… Continue Reading

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