Food Safety

Easy Tips To Keep Your July 4th Food SafeFor some folks, the Fourth of July means a backyard cook out or a picnic at the beach or in a park. But if they are not careful, their holiday barbecue could turn into a recipe for disaster.
Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1On Tuesday, the state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
"Sell By" Dates Up For DebateThe most confusing numbers at the grocery store are not the prices but the “sell by” dates on just about everything.
Is Your Food At Risk?The head of Florida's Supermarket food safety inspections now worries about forced cut backs on the number of sanitation checks Statewide following budget cuts that have left the program with fewer inspectors.
Stricter Food Safety Guidelines At Restaurants, Hotels Start Jan. 1Beginning in January, your restaurant experience will be a little different, particularly in the menu. Florida is changing the way it inspects restaurants and warns consumers about possible allergens in their meals.
Slaughterhouse Owners Face Federal Charges FridayTwo men who were arrested last week for violating food safety and slaughtering swine and goats inhumanely appeared in court Friday morning.
RaceTrac Chicken Wraps Recall: High Health RiskIf you recently bought a chicken wrap from a RaceTrac gas station, you should read this "high-alert" recall notice.
USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted MeatIn an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.
Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids SickIs your kid's brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.
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