Superbugs, antibiotic resistance and chicken -- a stew of misconceptions
June 20, 2014
With recent headlines about dangerous "superbugs," an outbreak of Salmonella from chicken parts on the West Coast and the announcement by a national restaurant chain that it plans to serve only "antibiotic-free" chicken, it's no wonder the public is alarmed and confused.
Picnic Food Safety
June 4, 2014
Picnics are a popular summertime event and foodborne illnesses are more prevalent in the summer months because temperatures are higher and allow bacteria to grow faster.
Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat
May 1, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Snow Storms
February 12, 2014
With the continuous parade of winter storms hitting the U.S., USDA has released an information sheet titled Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Snow Storms.
Don't overlook safe turkey-handling practices for a happy holiday
November 25, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thanksgiving is a time for sharing: good food, family time, friendship and memories. But one thing you don't want to share, warns a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is pathogenic bacteria.