It is very important to properly store all kinds of foods. If held at improper temperatures, some foods begin to taste, smell and look unpleasant, and more importantly they can make people sick. Knowing which foods need special handling and exactly how to store them safely is essential.
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines many types of Potentially Hazardous Foods (PHFs.) These foods can become dangerous to consume if they are not stored and handled correctly. Foods considered to be PHFs include:
– Beef, pork, poultry and other meat
– Fish and shellfish
– Milk and other dairy products
– Dishes containing cooked beans, rice, pasta or potatoes
– Unpasteurized eggs
– Raw sprouts and leafy greens
– Cut tomatoes and melons
– Tofu and soy
– Garlic and oil mixtures that have not been heat-treated
These foods all contain moisture and protein, and all are slightly acidic; three things that bacteria (Read More....)
Different types of genetically modified foods are easily amiable in the market. Many people are under the opinion that consuming genetically modified foods is unsafe for humans and can cause a lot of hazards to the environment. Though a lot of studies have been carried out in this aspect, no conclusions have been reached about it. So there are no proper guidelines for selling such kinds of foods in the market. Genetically altered foods are those which are altered at the DNA level. They are modified using certain precise technology developed by the scientists. The modifications are usually done to make the foods easier to produce and market. Most of the common types of foods that are genetically modified are tomatoes, corn and soybeans to name a few. Such crops are also produced to make them pest resistant and yield more. However, there are many potential disadvantages related to the genetically modified foods. Read on to find out why avoid eating genetically modified foods.
1. Many criticisms have been leveled at the genetically modified foods. As consumers we must be aware of the possible side effects associated with (Read More....)
Everyone is after organic foods. What is the reason behind this rush? Is it worth the money you spend on it? If you need to know the answers for these questions read on further. Eating organic food is a great way to improve your health and your energy level. It is also a great way to protect yourself from some of the really horrible things that they are now putting in many of our foods. The truth is that there are some fundamental differences between organic food and most of the food that you buy in the grocery stores. Given below are ten reasons why you should start eating organic food.
1. Avoid antibiotics and hormones in dairy
The non-organic cows are usually given pesticide ridden feed and growth hormones which is ingested by us. These cows promote virus adaptability which in turn makes require stronger antibiotics to fight infections. In case of organic farms, the cows are free from such issues. The process of pasteurization is also absent in the raw dairy organic products. So the enzymes are not disturbed.
2. Avoid the antibiotics and hormones in the meat
Just like the non-organic products, the meat that we obtain from the non-organic variety may be contaminated with the growth (Read More....)
Today it is becoming increasingly difficult to live an organic lifestyle. We are literally being bombarded with toxins in what we eat, what we drink and in what we breathe. There are so many serious health dangers all around us that it is hard to name them all. Aspartame, fluoride, genetically-modified food, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, pharmaceutical drugs and toxic vaccines are just a few of the major health dangers that confront us each day that most Americans don’t even know about. As Americans absorb increasingly higher levels of toxic substances each year, diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are absolutely exploding. The truth is that what you don’t know about what is on your grocery store shelves can hurt you.
In the two part video posted below, radio host Alex Jones breaks down many of the dangers that we are now facing. What Alex Jones has to say in these videos will have your jaw on the floor….
When are organic products not really organic? Well, when you buy them at the organic food store but it turns out that they were made in China. Yep, that’s right. A major news investigation has revealed that many of the “organic foods” that you are buying at organic food stores are actually made in China. It turns out that Whole Foods (the largest organic food chain in the United States) is selling a large number of “organic foods” that are actually produced across the globe in China. Of course the notification that the product is made in China is in small lettering on the back of the package, so most consumers never have any idea that the organic product that they just purchased was grown half a world away.
In fact, if you are trying to eat organic, you might want to avoid anything made in India as well. It is now estimated that 75 percent of India’s surface water is contaminated by human (Read More....)
Have you shopped in a retail store lately? Dined in a fast food restaurant recently? If so, it is quite likely that you have encountered a festival of fecal contamination. Seriously. A new study in the International Journal of Food Microbiology and an investigation by Good Morning America have uncovered some very disturbing facts about the places where many of us regularly eat and shop. As Americans, we prefer to think that our public places are clean and healthy, but that is very much not true. In fact, after learning what has been found, you may never look at retail stores or fast food restaurants the same way again.