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Back to School with MRSA

Bath or Shower? Morning or Evening? The weather is changing and the days are shortening. Most students and teachers are now back in the classroom and the daily routines are reinstated in most households.  MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staph aureus) loves this time of year and the school...

Ta-da!

“This is a time of unprecedented global interest and investment in health. But it is also a time of unprecedented challenges. Increasingly, all around the world, health is being shaped by the same powerful forces. A communicable disease in one part of the world can...

What was it?

Visit Home Food Safety's site to take their quiz & find out what these unidentifiable foods are. The time lapse photography is wonderful and the tips underneath are great.  ...

Beware of Nanobugs on Summer Melons

It was an easy decision to stop at the pick-up truck parked on the side of the road late Monday morning. I had "shopped" at this portable farmer's market before the 4th of July and bought corn on the cob, tomatoes and a watermelon. Everything...

Sabatoging Salmonella – Six steps to roasting your turkey safely: #5- Don’t stop roasting until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.

Just because a turkey is golden brown on the outside, doesn’t mean it’s safe to eat.  Cooking a turkey safely is a matter of degrees! The goal is to kill the nanobugs like salmonella without overcooking and dehydrating the turkey flesh. Whole birds should be cooked to 180 degrees F.  The temperature should...

What are Nanobugs?

Nanobugs are cartoon microbes that entertain and educate people about practical microbiology. They are the unique combination science and our imagination. The Nanobugs characters represent bacteria, viruses and fungi (microbes). The bacteria and fungi Nanobugs are “morphologically correct”. That means the characters are shaped as...