Packing, eating and reheating: Food safety from the store to the table
(BPT) - Today’s busy families are always on the go, which means less time for shopping, preparing and eating food. However, there is one thing you can’t skimp on no matter how fast you’re going, and that’s food safety. From grocery shopping to reheating leftovers, you can use several tips to ensure that the food you eat isn’t going to make you or your family sick.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has a plethora of information for consumers about how to prevent foodborne illness throughout the year.
To make sure that the food you bring home is as safe and delicious as it was at the store, it’s important to know the best way to pack and transport your groceries. In a video on the IFT website, bit.ly/VTwhE5, Jennifer McEntire, PhD, a food scientist and microbiologist offers some advice:
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