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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
149 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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Food safety (Tip)

Stock up on foods a few days before. Have a deck of standard cards and an Uno deck available ! ...See 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

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8mo is preferring solids. Not just jarred food but pieces to chew. Can I give him soft scrambled eggs? I read conflicting reviews on allergies/safety.

8mo is preferring solids. Not just jarred food but pieces to chew. Can I give him soft scrambled eggs? I read conflicting reviews on allergies/safety.

Yes: It is no longer that controversial. Recent studies showed that introducing table food later than the 1st 6 months of life may actually increase the risk of developing food allergies. It appears that it is better to get the baby on regular food (if tolerated) as early as 4 months of age. ...Read more

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Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride
where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Dr. : Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products. I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read more

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How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

Many connections: Good nutrition is the foundation of health; it's impossible to maintain good long-term health without good nutrition; we all need to ingest adequate levels of all vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids as well as phytonutrients and avoid toxic foods. Safety is also essential as unsafe activities can result in injury or death.Poor nutrition can lead to unsafe behaviors. ...Read more

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Is Asian food healthy?

Is Asian food healthy?

Yes: Any food is healthy in moderation. Rather than looking for a "label"; eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise regularly to maintain good health. ...Read more

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How to do a safety sex?

How to do a safety sex?

Condoms or pills: I' assuming this is in regards to avoiding unwanted pregnancy? Use condoms if you are a male. If you are a female you have many options of contraception available from using a diaphragms to starting the contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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What is a food challenge?

What is a food challenge?

Controlled exposure : To a food which the practitioner suspects the person had outgrown. For the sake of brevity it is usually performed as an open challenge (as opposed to a single or double blind manner). The food is incrementally increased in dose at a frequency of every 15-30 minutes until a target dose is reached. ...Read more

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What food has bad fat in it?

What food has bad fat in it?

Transfats and : Saturated fats. Look at the food labels and any foods containing transfats or saturated fats is bad. Limit your intake of meats and processed foods. ...Read more

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Why does my food taste waxy?

Why does my food taste waxy?

Depends: On what you ate and if it has wax contamination. Definitely need more information did start after an illness or do you take medications or drugs that can affect your taste ...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