Posts Tagged: food safety

Take out the grill…Summer is here

Summer is definitely here! If the temperature did not let you know, then the threats of storms and multiple grill outs will make sure you know it’s summer time. Earlier this week, I attended a ‘Jerk Fest’, which reminded me of the importance of grilling foods. According to online dictionaries, Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Once marinated ... Read more

Food Safety during Summer

Here in the islands, hurricanes, beach days and cook outs are synonymous with summer.  Almost everywhere we turn there is a cookout—to raise funds, to celebrate various cultures among us or just to be with friends.  Whatever the reason or occasion for us to celebrate with food, it is important that we make food safety a top priority. A common practice when serving food is to wear gloves.  This is a good practice because the gloves protect the server’s hands as well ... Read more

HIV, Food Safety and You

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the first World AIDS Day and every year since then, December 1st is recognized as World AIDS Day.  It is a time when everyone involved or affected by the disease pause to remember lost loved ones, be thankful for the individuals still living with the disease and renew hope to one day finding a cure. Persons now living with the disease can expect to live a long and normal life if they take precautions ... Read more