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pipette in a lab

Apr 8, 2020

What We Know – And Don’t Know – About Food Safety and COVID-19

What do we know about food and COVID-19? How do we know it? We have answers. 

two bottles of infused oil

Dec 4, 2019

How to Infuse Oils, Vinegars, Liquor or Honey (Without Making People Barf)

Food safety tips for making hand-crafted gifts of infused oils, etc. 

a roasted turkey on a table

Nov 22, 2019

Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety

Our food-safety expert shares research-based tips for how to buy, thaw, prep and cook your Thanksgiving feast so everyone stays happy and healthy. 

champagne being poured into the Stanley Cup

May 28, 2019

Could The Stanley Cup Spread Disease?

Does eating or drinking from the Stanley Cup pose a public health risk? Let's ask an expert on foodborne illness and cross-contamination. 

Josip Simunovic in his lab, surrounded by shiny, metal equipment.

Mar 14, 2019

Food Scientist Honored

Food science pioneer Josip Simunovic is recognized by the Institute of Food Technologists. 

eggs on a griddle

Jan 16, 2019

Why Do Egg Whites Turn White When You Cook Them?

Why do egg whites turn white? Does that make them safe to eat? 

NC State Professor Sophia Kathariou with students

Dec 11, 2018

Tackling Listeria: New Study Reveals Hypervirulent Strains and Emerging Clones

Recent research at NC State will provide baseline data critical for the development of targeted strategies to reduce food safety threats associated with Listeria-contaminated produce and other ready-to-eat foods. 

Chapman Potato Salad in Blue Bowl

May 24, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer. 

Mar 27, 2017

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety

A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science. 

Mar 9, 2017

Study: Health Agencies Need Clear Rules for Disclosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks – something which is often handled on an ad hoc basis at the local, state and federal levels. 

Dec 1, 2016

Don’t Trust Your Waiter for Food Safety Advice

"What the server didn’t know, and I did, was that my guest for lunch was a food safety expert – and her tableside manner was being judged." 

Dec 1, 2016

Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

A recent study finds restaurants don’t do an effective job of communicating with customers when it comes to addressing risks associated with eating undercooked meat – specifically hamburgers. 

Nov 22, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting. 

Jun 6, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)

To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger. 

Nov 2, 2015

Scientists Evaluate Food Safety Practices to Help Support Nonprofit Food Pantries

Researchers have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries to determine how food safety experts can help these pantries best meet the needs of their clients.