Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Posted by Toby Amidor / Filed under Food Safety, Meal Ideas, Tips / Comments: 1
Start saving time on cooking and eat home-cooked meals more often. Sound too good to be true? It’s possible! It’s all about planning ahead, picking the right recipe, and making extras. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get it done.
Making meals ahead of time can help reduce the amount of unhealthy snacking which usually happens while the kiddos are waiting for dinner to be ready. It can also
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Toby Amidor / Filed under Food Safety / Comments: more
My grandma is the quintessential double dipper—or shall I say triple or quadruple dipper. She likes to dip her bread in the cream cheese container, re-dip in the container and again for a third time to get any cream cheese lingering on the container cover. Is this just an unappetizing habit or can it actually make you sick?
My grandma isn’t the only double dipper in the family—certain other nameless family
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 | Posted by Toby Amidor / Filed under Ask Toby, Food Safety / Comments: 0
Question: I like to go on picnics during the summer. How do I make sure to keep my food safe?
Picnics are a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and your favorite picnic foods. However, food bugs reproduce rapidly in warm weather and can cause illness. Being aware of the time food spends in warm weather can help keep food safe.
Foods that need to be kept cold (or hot) have a specific window of time when they’re
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Toby Amidor / Filed under Ask Toby, Food Safety / Comments: 1
Question: How long can food stay out when you are serving appetizers?
Holiday parties are always exciting! Making sure your guests go home happy (and don’t become sick) is important—here are a few things to keep in mind.
Typically appetizers are served buffet-style and remain at room temperature for several hours—a perfect temperature for bacteria to grow and cause illness. Even though
Monday, July 19th, 2010 | Posted by admin / Filed under Ask Toby, Food Safety / Comments: more
Question: Is it safe to defrost food out of the refrigerator?
Answer: No—there are several safe ways to defrost meats, but leaving them out on the countertop can potentially make you sick.…
Bacteria thrive at temperatures between 41 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit—the exact temperature of your kitchen. Leaving meat out for numerous hours to defrost gives bacteria the perfect environment to grow to such