Nutrition & Food Safety

February Fit Families Newsletter

Spring is around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about the family vegetable garden! Will you grow the same vegetables and/or fruits as last year? Or will you try something different this year? Have a fussy kid at the table? Try offering them different things and have fun with them. Food should not be […]

Listeria recall expands to Buttermilk biscuits

Risk of illness is back in the news with an expanded, nationwide recall of ice cream bars and another recall of frozen buttermilk biscuits. The Mary. B’s products included in the latest recall are all frozen bagged biscuits with ‘Best if used by’ dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter ‘M’ immediately after […]

Listeria Scare Follow Up

No illnesses have been confirmed, however, check your freezer because some products have still tested positive for Listeria. Here if the full article and list of possible impacted products. Dozens of Brands of Ice Cream Bars Recalled for Listeria

Know Your Bad Bugs

There are five germs that cause the majority of foodborne illnesses in the United States. There are other germs that don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the illnesses are more serious and more likely to lead to hospitalization. What Causes Food Poisoning? Many different disease-causing germs can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. Researchers […]

Orange Cream Bars recalled

Orange Cream bars sold under the Meijer/Purple Cow label are being recalled due to the possibility of product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream bars are being recalled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Tops brand Orange Cream bars sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont are under the same recall. Product was manufactured at […]

Instant Pot not for Canning

Are these electric multi-cookers safe for canning? Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No’. These units have not been tested to ensure that they may produce safe canned food, they are only recommended for cooking. Typically a pressure canner can be used as a pressure cooker, just not the other way around! To find out more, visit: […]


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