A worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif.
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The recent E. coli outbreak in North America was linked to romaine lettuce. Many such outbreaks are often linked to fresh produce. Here's what you need to know to keep your family safe.
The short answer is that it depends on the material the cups and plates are made of, and even what shape they are.
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Have you ever been told not to put metal in the microwave? Edie, age 8, wants to know why.
Blockchain technology could solve food safety and fraud by enabling immediate traceability to the point of origin.
Food fraud and safety concerns are an ongoing problem in the agrifood sector— could blockchain technology be a solution?
Poor food safety at home could lead to serious consequences for those with suppressed immune systems.
Already suffering debilitating side effects, chemotherapy patients could be made seriously ill by the food they eat.
Tailgating can be fun, but watch what goes into your drink.
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Bacteria are everywhere, even on your drink garnishes and ice. While most are not going to harm you, some can make you very sick. Here are some things to consider at public drink stations.
Trying to sort truth about food from fiction can be overwhelming.
When the United States was settled, nearly everyone was a farmer. Today only 2 percent of Americans live on farms, and many of us are illiterate about where food comes from or what kinds are healthy.
Cooked chicken meat imported from China could end up in U.S. restaurant meals without information about its origin.
China has started exporting cooked chicken meat to the United States. Is it safe to eat? An agriculture extension specialist discusses possible concerns about food safety and contamination.
When someone gives away a casserole, care and concern are among the ingredients.
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
Washing chickens in chlorine isn't actually deemed dangerous – it's what comes with it that's the problem.
Even cooks at top restaurants are putting customers' health at risk.
A baby plays with blocks spelling out one of the most famous formulas in history.
A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund raises concerns about lead in our food supply. Here are some things you should consider.
Many people in aged care facilities have swallowing disorders and particular dietary needs.
There's a lot to consider in the problem of creating enjoyable foods for people with swallowing difficulties. Could 3D-printed food be part of the solution?
Slaughterhouses in parts of rural Kenya don’t adhere to basic hygiene standards.
Slaughterhouses are an essential step in meat production. Hygiene standards need to be maintained to prevent the spread of diseases.
President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
We all want to keep our food in tip top condition but very few of us know how to use fridges properly.
Many of us worry about chemicals in our food, but you can relax about one thing.That green bean casserole may have a lot of calories, but not BPA.
Don't panic: just follow these basic rules.
Don’t touch that dough!
The FDA recently advised people not to eat raw cookie dough because raw flour with E. coli in it had sickened 38 people. Do we really have to forgo our favorites?
When does it all become dangerous to eat?
Congress is considering new legislation to unify and clarify what all those "use by," "sell by," "best by" dates on foods really mean. Here's the (limited) science behind how those dates get set.