Summer Food Safety Tips

Picnic and barbecue seasons are in full swing, offering families and friends opportunities for outdoor fun and some delicious meals. But, with the CDC (Center for Disease) estimating that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3000 die each year in the US from food-borne illness, it’s especially important this summer to make […]

All About Food Safety

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that 1 out of 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness each year. That’s 76,000,000 Americans! That translates to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 preventable deaths, many of which are children. No doubt you’ve read about food recalls over the last several years, with culprits like Salmonella, Listeria, Norovirus, Giardia, Campylobacter, […]

Doctor’s Advice: Nitrates in Homemade Baby Food?

Dr. JJ recently received two similar questions about homemade carrot purees and their levels of nitrates.  Patti Reid: I am making all of my grandson’s baby food using the Baby Bullet to help my daughter out. His pediatrician has cautioned us about making homemade pureed carrots due to the nitrates. He is now a little […]

Holiday Safety Tips: Simple Ways to Ensure a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Trees – When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant.” – When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is less of a fire hazard. A fresh tree is green, needles are hard to pull from branches and when bent between your fingers, needles do not break. The trunk […]