Reading Time: 3 minutes The US government shutdown is now in its 21st day. As part of the shutdown, many of the Food and Drug Administration's food-inspection duties are not being conducted.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Food storage in the fridge is one of the most important principles in food safety. Perishable foods by its very nature does not last as long as we would like. This is why we need to keep foods in the fridge. To prolong the time it takes for food to go off. But keeping foods in the fridge is not just about the temperature and the cold chain. It is also about storing foods in a way that prevents contamination and food poisoning. One of the biggest problems in the kitchen fridge is storage space. The fridge is probably one of the most cramped spaces you'll find. Everything from ready to eat meals, raw meats and veg to dairy and sauces all need to be stored in a fridge to ensure that foods do not expire before the use by date.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Chicken eggs are probably the least well treated protein in the kitchen and food industry as a whole. It is the only protein that is commonly left out at ambient temperature in the retail stores. Salmonella is synonymous with chicken, eggs and Salmonella is one of the most common food poisoning bacteria throughout the world. So why are our eggs handled in this way?