Take me out to the ball game: Food safety in a sports stadium

Baseball fans around the world love to sit back with some snacks — hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, fried grasshoppers (if you live in Seattle) — while they cheer on their favorite team at the city baseball stadium.

Like all food service establishments, baseball stadiums need stringent food safety practices to keep sports fans watching the […]

Camping food safety: Mexican food-style

Camping as a vacation option is growing in popularity, especially in the U.S. Nearly one million people took up camping for the first time in 2016, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

Many of these campers indulged in the usual camping fare: hot dogs, sausages, grilled veggies and kabobs, among other things. […]

Infographic: Food safety is top concern for chicken consumers

A recent survey shows that among 1,013 American consumers of chicken, food safety is the top concern when thinking about purchases.

Other top priorities were animal disease, hormone and steroid use (which is not allowed in the U.S. poultry industry), and antibiotic use.

The survey was conducted by ORC International and WATT Global Media, on […]

Package problems: Food safety experts comment on mail-order perishables

Consumers can get just about anything online these days. Beekeepers can buy live bees online. Researchers can purchase real human skulls. With enough money, you can get your own private island via the World Wide Web.

It makes sense, in this age of online convenience, that more and more food companies, wholesalers and grocers […]

Avoid these 5 things: Most common ways food is contaminated in a restaurant

The restaurant industry holds the health of its customers in its hands. Poor food safety practices can harm many diners in a short period of time, so it’s important to be alert for red flags. Seemingly simple mistakes can quickly add up to big costs in food waste and brand reputation damages.

To that end, […]

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

As far as American holidays go, Independence Day on July 4 is a pretty big deal. But July also hosts another national day that not every American knows about — and one that people all over the world gladly participate in: National Ice Cream Day.

Celebrated on the third Sunday of July, the day is […]

Neogen develops fastest Listeria test with no enrichment

Neogen Corporation has developed an innovative test that detects Listeria in environmental samples in under 60 minutes — without the need to enrich samples.

Neogen’s new Listeria Right Now™ test system can detect all species of Listeria, including the pathogenic L. monocytogenes, in under 60 minutes through their ribosomal RNA (rRNA). The system’s effectiveness has […]

Grilling safely this summer

Summertime is great for grilling, picnicking, camping and generally enjoying both the great outdoors and great meals simultaneously. With Canada Day on July 1, and the United States’ Independence Day on July 4, a huge amount of people in North America will be firing up their grills in the near future.

It’s essential to grill […]

Food safety at every step of the supply chain

Being at the top of the food chain is one thing. Being at the top of the food safety supply chain is another. It can be a precarious position to be in.

As any food industry professional knows, food safety can’t be guaranteed just because the practices used within one company’s facilities are spot-on. Top-notch […]

Say ‘I do’ to safe wedding food

Brides and grooms face a lot of pressure to make their wedding days perfect. But let’s face it, sometimes things go wrong. The best man faints during the vows. Aunt Maria gets a lipstick stain on the bride’s white dress during the post-ceremony hug. Uncle Dan splits his pants on the dance floor during the […]