When it comes to my family and the people I love — I can become a serious neurotic — in reference to their health and wellness! Over the years, we followed the many advice — related to food safety and preparation — either word-of-mouth, Google, and what’ve read in magazines and other publications…but my question to you, lovelies is this! How much of what we hear and read — is ACTUALLY true?
To help consumers protect themselves and their families from food poisoning, the Ad Council, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and CDC and their Food Safe Families campaign as well as the Partnership for Food Safety Education are setting the record straight on food safety to save you time, money and most importantly, peace of mind, that your food is safe for your family’s consumption.
This feature, debunks a few myths — I know we’ve all heard or read…somewhere!
• MYTH #1: “If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe.”
• MYTH #2: “Of course I wash all bagged lettuce and greens because it might make me sick if I don’t.”
• MYTH #3: “I don’t need to use a food thermometer. I can tell when my food is cooked by looking at it or checking the temperature with my finger.”
• MYTH #4: “I can’t re-freeze foods after I have thawed them – I have to cook them or throw them away.”
For more information, visit: fightbac.org & www.foodsafety.gov/