This Valentine’s Day, we love food safety — you can too

Valentine’s Day seems to be a bigger deal every year, as the lovestruck event planners of the world devise more and more ways to celebrate affection — both romantic and platonic. We’ve got Galentine’s Day lunches, Valenguys Day dinners, Palentine’s Day parties and more. At the center of them all: delicious food.

With food comes […]

Optimist or pessimist? Cows can be either, science says

We bring you this post on Valentine’s Day, which is a bit of a polarizing holiday in the secular world, with optimists joyously celebrating an occasion of love, and pessimists decrying it as a consumeristic day of pageantry. (We’ll be generous and assume a person’s stance on V-Day has more to do with their optimist/pessimist […]

Keep your love alive and the foodborne pathogens dead!

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love that for many involves cooking a special meal or venturing out for a romantic dinner. Treating your loved one to oysters, for example, has long been associated with romance and they are often found on restaurant menus this time of year.

However, before you indulge, it’s important to […]

Show your pets some love this Valentine’s Day

Roses, chocolates and…dog treats? Americans treat their pets for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for humans anymore. Pets also are slated to get lots of love today.

About 20 percent, or one in five, of Americans will buy Valentine’s Day presents for their pets, to the tune of roughly $815 million, according to a Survey from the National Retail Federation.

In all, Americans will drop […]