Keep flies away from Food

www.cobornsblog.com - Coborn's Food Safety Coordinator, Kim
Kim

Hello again everyone! I was asked to talk to you today about flies and whether or not a person should be worried if a fly lands on their food. Well……it is not a very pleasant subject because as much as we would like to dismiss them as just pesty little buggers that like to ruin our outdoor food fun, they really are capable of carrying various pathogens (the bacteria that can cause disease). It is for this reason we do not want flies landing on our food. Continue reading “Keep flies away from Food”

Do I really need to use separate cutting boards?

Do I really need to use separate cutting boards?  Cobornsblog.com

www.cobornsblog.com - Coborn's Food Safety Coordinator, Kim
Kim

As you’re strolling through the stores this holiday season searching for the perfect gift for that foodie friend you may be running across the colored set of cutting boards. And then you stop and ask yourself is this truly something that would be useful in the kitchen?  Or necessary?  The answer truly could go both ways. The ultimate goal of the separate cutting boards is to reduce even further the risk of cross-contamination in one’s kitchen. Even commercial kitchens use these to prevent cross-contamination.  Effective cleaning will go a long way in reducing that contamination risk; however, food safety is all about building multiple barriers in your food handling processes.  Colored, even just separate cutting boards, are a good option in providing that extra barrier… so when you’re working with chicken, the yellow cutting board is used and the red one for red meat, green for produce and so on. Continue reading “Do I really need to use separate cutting boards?”

Summer Cooler Safety

Summer Cooler Safety

www.cobornsblog.com - Coborn's Food Safety Coordinator, Kim
Kim

Summer is officially here and the perfect time for picnics – picnics in the park, picnics at the lake, picnics, picnics, picnics! When we think of preparing for a picnic, what is the essential item that every picnic needs? That’s right – a cooler! I’m here today to provide you with some tips to keep your picnic food safe utilizing your cooler. Continue reading “Summer Cooler Safety”

Keeping Your Grill Food Safe

Keeping Your Grill Food Safe

Coborn's Blog: The Kitchen Detective
Kim

Welcome to grilling season! Actually, with the mild winter we had, my assumption would be that for many of us our grill never got fully put away or maybe it has been out several times already! Nevertheless, I am here today to talk about safe grilling and offer some tips to keep foodborne illness off the plate. Let’s start with the grill… Continue reading “Keeping Your Grill Food Safe”