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How to Pack Leftovers to Prevent Food Poisoning

How to Pack Leftovers to Prevent Food Poisoning

After a delicious meal, most of us want to relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. The last thing on our mind is cleanup and packing away leftovers. It can wait, right? Actually, no. The longer leftovers sit after a meal, the more likely bacteria, viruses, or parasites will grow and your family will be at risk of food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food poisoning affects around 48 million people each year. The majority of these illnesses are the result of disease-causing germs. Leftovers are a likely culprit for many cases...

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E.coli Outbreak on Romaine Lettuce

Official Statement from Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences and Mareya Ibrahim, Food Safety Expert, in response to Recent E.coli Outbreak with Cut Romaine Lettuce On Friday, April 13th, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of a multi-state E.coli O157-H7 related to chopped Romaine lettuce, affecting 35 people in 11 states, hospitalizing 22 and causing kidney failure in 3 victims. This outbreak was the result of cases of eating the lettuce from March 22nd – March 31st, 2018, yet the cause of the outbreak was not confirmed until over 3 weeks after the first illness was...

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Is Vinegar or Tap Water an Effective Produce Wash? A Ph.D.'s Perspective

Is Vinegar or Tap Water an Effective Produce Wash? A Ph.D.'s Perspective

Dr. Shawki Ibrahim, Ph.D.   On a seemingly regular basis, the news shares the traumatic effects of food borne illness on human lives and the companies impacted, as recently took place with Chipotle. Perhaps a more publicized case, but the fact remains, there are regular bacteria-related recalls of produce that go under the radar that are affecting people’s health consistently, which could otherwise be avoided with proper food washing education and dispelling the myths around unproven approaches.   Statistics show that only about 50% of consumers wash their fresh produce at all, and most of them use tap water. Lately,...

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Protect Your Food & Family

        Did you know that there are over 48 million cases of food borne illness in the United States every year?!!? Protect your food. Protect your family. Protect yourself. Food safety is too important and often overlooked, but if you have children, are elderly, pregnant or have an autoimmune deficiency, it’s even that much more important. Over 60% of the population falls into one of these categories. Stock up on your favorite Eat Cleaner Fruit & Vegetable Wash and Wipes at www.eatcleaner.com and take advantage of 25% off for first-time visitors AND FREE SHIPPING on orders $40+....

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