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Avoid a Salmonella Turkey

November 9, 2018

A rare strain of Salmonella is affecting turkeys and turkey products throughout the country. This particular salmonella outbreak has been ongoing for about a year, so expect that it could pop up in any turkey, anywhere. Here’s how to stay healthy this holiday and avoid Salmonella food poisoning while enjoying your turkey. First, beware pre-prepped […]

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Food recalls are getting serious, with antibiotic resistant strains doing more damage, and warmer weather giving bacteria a longer season in which to grow and contaminate food. While ready to eat food (from pre-cut vegetables to frozen meals) is the biggest risk, that’s not all consumers are being warned about. This Halloween, chicken lovers are […]

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It’s mostly an issue of food safety—right now, because of summer temperatures or some other reason, salmonella is everywhere. It’s in chickens, turkeys, ducks, and likely other birds. It’s not limited to one region of the US, one farm, or one processing center. It’s affecting both commercial products, and backyard flocks. Here’s what you need […]

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It’s preventable, if not entirely predictable: the nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea of food poisoning. There are many types of stomach upset, from those caused by chronic illness (irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.), to those caused by viruses (which happen mostly, but not always, in the winter), to true food poisoning—the mostly warm […]

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As the temperatures rise, so does growth of Salmonella, E. coli, and other bacteria that cause food poisoning. While contamination can happen in your own kitchen, it’s not likely to if you follow safe-food prep practices like thoroughly rinsing produce, cleaning a wide area up after handling raw meat, and cooking food to, and keeping […]

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