Cooking

The latest romaine lettuce scare has left many of us wondering, “what’s going on with the greens”? This is the second Thanksgiving that many of us left salad off the menu. It’s a legitimate concern. E-coli is a serious food-borne illness and we need to heed the advice of...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
Cooking

When people are trying to eat more nutritiously, one of the first things they go to is salad. The variety of ready-to-eat salads has greatly expanded in the past few years to accommodate consumer demand. Unfortunately, fresh produce such as salad, may be contaminated with bacteria. According to Dr. Kornelia Smalla, a professor from the ... What’s lurking in your lettuce?
Prevention

The #1 way to prevent foodborne illnesses in your kitchen is to wash your hands as the first step in all food preparation. If you already wash your hands consistently, take the next step by making sure your kitchen sponges and dish cloths are clean and sanitary...


If you enjoy including Romaine lettuce in your salad, you’ve most likely noticed the empty spaces in the grocery store produce aisle where Romaine used to be found...
Prevention, Kids

According the the latest estimates from the CDC, "each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases"...