Safe & Healthy: Best not to kiss your chickens

Health officials across the United States are investigating four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry. As of the end of June, 2015, 181 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 40 states, with 33 people hospitalized as a result. The increased number of families […]

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Safe Preserving: Can electric cookers be used for canning?

A simple web search these days reveals any number of electric pressure cookers for sale. While these units claim that they can be used as pressure canners, this is not the case. These units have not been tested to ensure that they may safely be used for canning, and they are only recommended for cooking. […]

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Safe & Healthy: Green Eggs and Green Ham

In the famous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham,¬† Sam-I-Am persists in asking the story’s lead character¬† to try green eggs and ham.¬† It makes for an engaging children’s story, but are green eggs and ham safe to eat? Let’s find out! Why is the yolk of a hard-boiled egg sometimes green […]

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