Summer sun and warmer weather have arrived just in time to break out the grill for Memorial Day weekend.
For many, it is a long weekend as Monday marks Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died serving in the U.S. military.
Memorial Day always is the last Monday in May. Many have [...]
Warm days are upon us!
We aren’t the only ones who enjoy summertime – pets also seem to relish the sun and warmth. However, it’s important certain precautions are taken to ensure pets are kept healthy and happy, especially given how toasty it can get.
Check out these tips from the American Kennel Club (AKC) [...]
With severe flooding across much of the Midwest, ensuring safety and public health is of the utmost importance.
This includes making sure food is safe before being consumed, along with water. Bacteria levels can spike after a flooding event, as public health officials in Grand Rapids, Mich. have noted. They expect to find elevated levels [...]
Spring is in full swing (allegedly) and summer is on its way, with family reunions, neighborhood barbecues and holiday celebrations on the horizon.
What’s the common denominator between all of these things? Food. And lots of it.
The importance of proper food handling techniques cannot be overstated when preparing food for groups. Here are some tips from [...]
Can you feel that – a tinge of electricity in the air, a distant rumble of heavy steps in the distance?
Ladies and gentlemen, Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us.
So bust out the chili con carne and chicken wings and check out these food safety tips to make sure your Super Bowl party [...]
It’s often said, “Tis better to give than to receive.”
But, in the case of foodborne illness, it’s better to do neither. In celebration of the holidays, check out these food safety tips to keep your holiday celebration memorable for Uncle Phil’s crazy Christmas sweater rather than a bout of salmonellosis.
Get squeaky clean
It’s a busy time of year. People are coming and going, houses are dripping with sparkly decorations and cookies are everywhere. But, in order for the holiday season to go smoothly for everyone it’s important to be mindful of pets so holiday celebrations don’t end at the vet’s office (unless you’re bringing the vet a [...]
As the weather gets colder, rats and mice seek the warmth, shelter and food supply offered up by the indoors. More than just a nuisance, these rodents can have serious adverse economic and health effects when they gain access to livestock facilities, grain storage or production facilities, and a host of other areas. [...]
The heaps of turkey and mashed potatoes, although much smaller than before, have migrated from the table to the fridge. The pumpkin pie is a ruin of bits of crust and pieces of filling, and somehow, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and everyone starts to realize, hey, we’re still kind of hungry (all of that [...]
Get ready, friends –Thanksgiving is almost here.
Soon, turkeys will be roasting, pies will be baking and there will be enough dinner rolls to fill an amusement park-style ball pit. Green bean casserole will come out of hiding as will cranberry sauce, and the pièce de résistance (in this humble blogger’s opinion) of the meal – [...]