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close up of peanut butter

Jun 6, 2022

Podcast: Peanut Butter and Salmonella

Does Salmonella really just love peanut butter? Food safety expert Ellen Shumaker joins us again to talk about the recent recall. 

raw chicken thighs on a cutting board

Apr 4, 2022

In Food Safety Study, 25% of Participants Contaminated Salad with Raw Chicken

The study highlights the importance of hand-washing and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen. 

white-tailed deer standing in a field near the woods

Dec 2, 2021

Deer Can Catch COVID. Here’s What Hunters Should Know.

There are simple things hunters can do to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 from deer. 

a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 19, 2021

Don’t Want Foodborne Illness? Don’t Wash That Poultry

Washing raw turkey or other poultry before roasting can lead to cross-contamination and foodborne illness. 

Halloween Foods

Oct 26, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Food Safety Tips

With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, Ellen Shumaker, extension associate and Director of Outreach for Safe Plates at NC State University, sat down with The Abstract to discuss what trick-or-treating may look like this year and which foods to steer clear of. When trick-or-treating this year, “it’s really up to each person to decide their level… 

Halloween Foods

Oct 25, 2021

Podcast: Halloween and Fall Food Safety

Ellen Shumaker talks about fall food safety - from trick-or-treating to fairs, fire pits and fall potlucks. 

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.