Food Myths Debunked

Over the years we have all heard advice related to food safety and preparation, much of it from word of mouth, or a simple Google search online. But how much of what we hear and read is actually true?
To help consumers protect themselves and their families from food poisoning, the Ad Council, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and CDC and their Food Safe Families campaign as well as the Partnership for Food Safety Education are setting the record straight on food safety to save you time, money and most importantly, peace of mind, that your food is safe for your family’s consumption.

  • MYTH #1: “If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe.”
  • MYTH #2: “Of course I wash all bagged lettuce and greens because it might make me sick if I don’t.”
  • MYTH #3: “I don’t need to use a food thermometer. I can tell when my food is cooked by looking at it or checking the temperature with my finger.”
  • MYTH #4: “I can’t re-freeze foods after I have thawed them – I have to cook them or throw them away.”

You can find more information at fightbac.org and
www.foodsafety.gov/

Comments

  1. Gina Valley ( says:

    It is absolutely amazing some of the myths that persist and people continue to believe!
    Great information here.

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