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Keeping livestock safe in cold temperatures

Even as the polar vortex loosens its grip on a major part of the U.S., it’s still important to ensure livestock have what they need to stay warm and healthy in winter weather.

One of the most important parts of protecting livestock is ensuring they have the proper shelter and somewhere to get out of […]

Keep pets safe from the cold

With another massive snowstorm moving its way across parts of the U.S., it’s important to take a moment to consider animal safety.

Like humans, cold weather can be extremely dangerous to pets. Here are a few tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for keeping your furry friends healthy, happy and safe during […]

Get festive with these food safety tips!

It’s a busy time of year – people are traveling, there’s shopping to do and sometimes things fall by the wayside (like Aunt Marge’s fruitcake – yikes).

Still, it’s important to keep food safety at the forefront of holiday festivities to ensure the memories made are merry and bright (trust us, foodborne illness is neither […]

Food safety 101: Thanksgiving edition

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk turkey.

And stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce – no matter what your favorite Thanksgiving treat, they all have one thing in common: the need for food safety. Pulling together such a giant meal takes a ton of work. However, keeping food safety in mind can prevent all […]

Trick-or-treating tips for food allergies

For kids with food allergies, trick-or-treating can be, well, tricky.

To help make it easier and to keep it fun and safe, here a few trick-or-treating tips from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). The full list is available here.

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October is National Seafood Month

In honor of National Seafood Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put together some great seafood food safety tips. A sampling is below but head over to its seafood web page to view all of the information.

When buying fresh fish, shrimp and shellfish

Fresh fish should smell “fresh and mild, not fishy, […]

Tailgate food safety – something both teams can agree on

The heat of summer is dwindling, the leaves are turning and in stadiums across the U.S., footballs are flying.

It’s football season and with that comes the beloved tradition known as tailgating, a time to gather, eat good food and take part in some good ol’ fashioned rivalry.

To keep your tailgate a touchdown, check […]

Getting ready to grill? Think food safety

Ahh the long weekend. It’s a time to kick back, relax and have one last big cookout before the end of summer. Keep these food safety tips from FoodSafety.gov and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in mind to make sure your barbecue is food safe.

Storage

Keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat items (e.g., fruits […]

Have a food-safe Fourth of July!

With grills across the nation flaring up for the Fourth of July, it’s important to remember some important food safety facts to keep your celebration from creating less than pleasant memories.

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Avoiding Fourth of July pet fiascos

There’s nothing like lounging around a BBQ or the beach on the Fourth of July – especially when a furry little face is throwing his best puppy eyes around for a treat.

With the holiday tomorrow and what looks to be toasty weather for much of the country that celebrates the Fourth, it’s important to […]