Food safety is a pretty important topic especially if you consider that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food borne illness each year.
There are plenty of systems in place to help keep our food safe, but there are many other factors at work that make keeping food safe a challenge. As consumers there are many things we can do (which of course is good news).
Our role in food safety begins at the store.
Transport the food in coolers or cooler bags if it is hot outside and place your perishables inside the car vs. the trunk.
Wash your reusable grocery bags
A great web site for additional information is foodsafety.gov.
Until next time: Eat well. Live well.