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2014-04-15 12:30:40

OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Many Canadians enjoy eating leftovers from family dinners and from dining out as a time-saving and budget-friendly meal. Still, leftovers need to be properly handled to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. It's estimated that there are approximately 4 million cases of food-related illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. Here are some tips to help...

2013-03-12 12:27:49

OTTAWA, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Many Canadians enjoy eating leftovers from holiday festivities, family gatherings or from dining out. However, leftovers need to be properly handled. Health Canada would like to remind all Canadians of some basic steps they can take to ensure that leftovers are eaten safely to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Handling leftovers -- Before and after handling leftovers, wash your hands as well as all utensils,...

2012-11-16 12:27:03

CABOT, Vt., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While there are a number of significant holiday meals to prepare throughout the year, for the amateur cuisinier and professional chef alike, the true test of culinary dexterity and gastronomical fortitude is the Thanksgiving Day dinner. Laying out a traditional yet daring menu, then executing a meal that dazzles from appetizer to dessert, is what truly separates the chef de cuisine from the short-order cook. But no matter how good the meal, the...

2012-11-08 16:29:03

Simple Steps Can Keep You and Your Family Safe, Healthy and Happy This Holiday WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency physicians want it to stay that way and not become a memory that involves a visit to the nearest ER. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We are prepared to treat you at any moment should you need it," said Andrew Sama, MD, FACEP,...

2012-10-02 06:26:35

OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Cooked turkey is a central part of many holiday celebrations in Canada - especially Thanksgiving. Health Canada would like to remind all Canadians of some steps they can take to help ensure their turkey feast is a safe one. Following the four key steps to food safety - clean, separate, cook and chill - can help reduce the risk of getting sick from undercooked turkey and stuffing, and from cross-contamination during preparation. To help keep bacteria...

2012-09-11 06:27:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saving leftovers to eat later is a great way to practice portion control and save money, but it's important to make sure leftovers are safe to eat according to Home Food Safety, a collaborative program of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. "Oftentimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. Instead of overeating at home or a restaurant, save part of your meal to eat later," said registered dietitian and Academy...

2012-05-30 06:26:14

OTTAWA, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the importance of food safety when using microwave ovens. Microwaves are often used as a quick way to cook, reheat or defrost foods. However, as with all other ways of heating food, it is important to remember that foodborne bacteria can only be killed by proper cooking. It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million cases of food-related illness in Canada every year. Many of these cases could be...

2011-11-22 11:16:59

The holidays are a time for celebrating with loved ones and enjoying favorite family recipes and tasty treats, so the last thing you want is to get sick from the food you eat. Roberta Anding, a registered dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine, has a few tips so you can make the most of the season.     Always use a meat thermometer to check if the turkey or other meat is fully cooked. The color of the turkey can´t determine the safety of the meat....

2011-11-22 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost everyone has faced this dilemma one time or another: how to get their food to Thanksgiving dinner without spilling it all over the inside of their car. Kristin Varela, senior family editor at Cars.com, has compiled for the holiday season suggestions on how to safely transport Thanksgiving dinner items in the car. The list includes tips and gadgets that get food safely to its destination, keep the dish hot or cold, and help bring leftovers back...

2011-11-21 13:38:00

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each family has its own Thanksgiving traditions, but one tradition that appears to be universal in many households is the enjoyment of leftovers. Every year, consumers find themselves with extra Thanksgiving food, and it's no surprise because 50 percent of people prepare too much food with the expectations of having leftovers.(1) For 65 percent of people, those Thanksgiving leftovers last for three or more days. With that many days eating the...