Insights & Actions for Healthy Living
Essential Gadgets to Help Make Yours a Foodsafe Kitchen

Essential Gadgets to Help Make Yours a Foodsafe Kitchen

Making our lives easier using gadgets in the kitchen is not only convenient but fun too. Instant pots, custom coffee by the cup, and high speed blenders have become common countertop additions we use daily. But what gadgets should we have in our kitchens to make our meal preparation safe from contamination which could make… Continue Reading

Leftover Love — Innovative Program Fighting Hunger in Children

Leftover Love — Innovative Program Fighting Hunger in Children

Have you heard about the school district in Indiana who has taken a loving approach to feeding hungry kids in their neighborhoods? The school district has partnered with a nonprofit organization called Cultivate. This organization takes leftover food from school foodservice, either food never served or leftover items, and repackages them into nutritious meals for… Continue Reading

6 Germiest Places In Your Kitchen & How to Address Them

6 Germiest Places In Your Kitchen & How to Address Them

We have learned from Detective Foodsafe® about the importance of cleaning and disinfecting our kitchens to reduce germs lurking there. But what exactly are the dirtiest surfaces in the kitchen that need your attention and sometimes constant vigilance? Detective Foodsafe gives us the rundown on the germiest surfaces so we can become successful germ fighters… Continue Reading

Reducing the Threat of Illness-Causing Germs in Your Kitchen

Reducing the Threat of Illness-Causing Germs in Your Kitchen

Detective Foodsafe® encourages us to keep all kitchen surfaces — counters, utensils, cutting boards, and handles — clean and disinfected or sanitized. But what does that really mean you should do to achieve a germ-free meal preparation space? Many areas of the kitchen which are high touch points don’t get cleaned as often as they… Continue Reading

Food Safety Basics We Can Use to Prevent Food Poisoning

Food Safety Basics We Can Use to Prevent Food Poisoning

Most all of us are aware of the basics of safe food preparation but many have fallen into a habit of not doing everything we should to prevent the growth of harmful pathogens that could make us and the people we feed sick. Detective Foodsafe® often hears, “I have never washed my counter or hands… Continue Reading

Food Poisoning Explained by Detective Foodsafe®

Food Poisoning Explained by Detective Foodsafe®

Those who have had food poisoning at some point — that’s many of us — know it is extremely unpleasant. Do you think you have food poisoning? Yes, you have been so careful where you eat and preparing your own food in your kitchen. Okay, but you still have food poisoning, so how did you… Continue Reading

What Consumers Should Know About Food Recalls

What Consumers Should Know About Food Recalls

Food recalls seem like a double-edged sword sometimes. On the one hand, we want to know that our food is safe and we are not putting our family at risk when we cook or eat in a local restaurant. On the other hand, there are just so many food recalls, especially for food we choose… Continue Reading

Will Your Favorite Restaurant Make You Sick?

Will Your Favorite Restaurant Make You Sick?

Ever wonder what food inspectors look for when they investigate your favorite restaurant? And what they find in those inspections? Detective Foodsafe® has spent a lot of time doing her own investigations after people reported foodborne illness they felt struck them after eating at specific food establishments. In her work, she has seen many violations… Continue Reading

5 Food Safety Champions Working to Keep Us Safe

5 Food Safety Champions Working to Keep Us Safe

There are people and organizations that are advocating for our health and safety on a daily basis. They worry about the food we and our families eat at and away from home. Champions have been working hard for the health of our food supply, realizing that what we eat can make us sick, for centuries!… Continue Reading

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