Children are more at risk for foodborne illness, and therefore parents and caregivers need to pack their lunches with food safety in mind. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 50% of annual salmonella infections happen to infants and school-age children, this is likely because the immune systems of children are not adequately developed to fight off the bacteria that can grow on foods. Temperature control is a major factor, especially during the summer months. Here are a few tips on keeping our little ones’ lunches safe.
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Tinned or canned foods are an integral ingredient of any food production facility and, while tinned foods are generally considered to be fully sterile after production, there are several factors that can affect the safety of the foods in tins.
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When washing your chicken harmful bacteria, like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Clostridium perfringens, splashes off the chicken as you wash it. Just because you cannot physically see this happening does not mean that it isn’t. It can splash the bacteria all over you, kitchen towels, countertops, and any other foods that might not be cooked afterward such as salads. This can make individuals ill, especially people with weaker immune systems such as young children, pregnant women, older adults, and immunocompromised individuals.
Shopping at the grocery store is a daily occurrence if not weekly, for most people. But have you ever considered food shopping with food safety in mind?