Pollen Allergies and Which Foods to Avoid

When certain fresh fruits, raw vegetables, seeds or nuts are consumed, typically during spring and early fall – the body’s immune system recognizes and essentially mistakes a plant protein in the food for pollen, and this irritant triggers what allergy specialists call a cross-reaction.

Small- to Mid-Sized Companies FSMA Compliance in 2017

In the Fall of 2017, small to mid-sized food and beverage companies will need to be in compliance with the preventative controls of the FSMA rule. How prepared are these companies? What are some of their biggest challenges? What should they be doing now?

Foodborne Illness and Its Economic Costs

Cases of foodborne illness come with heavy economic costs, totaling approximately $51-$77.7 billion each year; which includes medical and hospital bills, lost work productivity, costs of lawsuits, legal fees, and a loss of product sales.

Outdoor Grilling Food Safety

It’s important to follow outdoor food grilling safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely:

Norovirus Foodborne Illness

Norovirus is the leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the U.S. Most of these outbreaks occur in the food service settings like restaurants.

Food Safety Concerns for Young Children

Children are at high risk for food poisoning because their immune systems are still developing. Parents, learn more on how to protect your family from foodborne illness with these tips.

Dangers of Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk

Thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits? Consider other options. Raw milk contains harmful bacteria that can make you very ill and in some cases becomes fatal. Know the facts before you buy raw milk.