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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Overview)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food within the food industry.


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Where do I find credible food safety information?

Where do I find credible food safety information?

FDA: This falls under the purview of the food and drug administration. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
134 doctors shared insights

Food Safety (Overview)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food within the food industry.


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What are some topics of interest relating to food safety?

Very Broad question: What information are you seeking? Food safety can relate to packaging, bacterial contamination like listeria or salmonella, genetically modified foods, organic versus non organic, storage, packaged versus fresh. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Could you tell me what happens if you constantly violate food safety guidelines?

Illness, toxicity: These guidelines are to ensure that food is fresh, tasty, not infected or toxic. Violation of these may be innocent, but could lead to certain sicknesses, some in fact lethal and could also disturb the taste of the food. The guidelines are not there by accident. ...Read more

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How does importation and certification relates to food safety in the us?

FSMA: The food safety modernization act addresses issues with imported food safety by holding all in the global food chain responsible and accountable for their products. Read more here: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm247559.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can importation and certification relates to food safety?

Can you tell me how can importation and certification relates to food safety?

New FDA act: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act requires that certain imported foods meet US standards. See: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm257980.htm ...Read more

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Please tell me, is triacetin a safety food additive?

Please tell me, is triacetin a safety food additive?

At least by the FDA: This meets the Generally Regarded as Safe(GRAS) criteria by the FDA. But any artificial chemicals that you can avoid, the better. ...Read more

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I did my cabag mean by pass operation in jun 2010.Please suggest me regarding food and other safeties.?

I did my cabag mean by pass operation in jun 2010.Please suggest me regarding food and other safeties.?

Rule #1: Follow your cardiologist's advice & see them on a routine basis so that questions like these can be thoroughly & completely answered. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more