Monthly Archives: June 2012

Basic BBQ Safety for the Fourth of July

This USDA video, linked on Food Safety News, gives a few good tips to help you have a safe picnic this Fourth of July. The four basic steps for safe outdoor cooking are: clean utensils and surfaces cook to the … Continue reading

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Over 250,000 Eggs Recalled in Germany in Latest Dioxin Scare

Eggs (Photo credit: Wikipedia) More than a quarter of a million chicken eggs are being recalled in Germany after in-house testing discovered “excessive levels” of the poisonous chemical, dioxin. The story is summarized in an article published in Food Quality News.  … Continue reading

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China announces it will update its food safety regulations

China’s Ministry of Health is revamping outdated standards, which, according to this article in Food Safety News, means its “’reviewing and abolishing any contradicting or overlapping standards’ and writing new ones.” Why is China having this problem? Lester Ross, a … Continue reading

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