Safe Food & Water News Archive

April, 2013

  • Spring kitchen cleaning

    April 28, 2013 | Laurie Messing | Don’t forget to focus some of your spring cleaning efforts in the kitchen to help ensure the safety of the food in your home.

  • Fact or fiction: Hoax or not?

    April 28, 2013 | Beth Waitrovich | Learn to be a smart consumer when finding information on the internet.

  • Does your college dorm mini-fridge pass the food safety test?

    April 28, 2013 | Diane Rellinger | A lifesaver for many college students, a mini refrigerator is a perfect solution for keeping cold food handy for aspiring students. But does your mini-fridge pass or fail the basic food safety tests?

  • Protecting yourself from norovirus

    April 28, 2013 | Eileen Haraminac | Follow these steps to guard you and your family from norovirus.

  • Eating healthy when the power is out

    April 16, 2013 | Lisa Treiber | Plan ahead to use food that is already on-hand and avoid spending excess money when the power is out.

  • Don’t open the freezer if the power is out

    April 14, 2013 | Lisa Treiber | Each time you open the freezer door while the power is out increases the interior temperature and decreases the time foods will hold safely without power.

  • How to start a successful food business in Michigan

    April 14, 2013 | Jeannie Nichols | Operating a food business under the Michigan Cottage Food Law can help your income and Michigan’s economy as well.

  • Spring into home food preservation

    April 6, 2013 | Jennifer Berkey | Get a head start on the summer food preservation season by getting your equipment ready and learning how to preserve your favorite foods.

  • Babies and honey don’t go together

    April 3, 2013 | Jeannie Nichols | Babies and honey are both sweet, but don’t give honey to babies, as infantile botulism is possible when a baby eats honey.