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Food Safety

From pesticides to antibiotics in meat, do you know what you're really eating? See what you need to know about food safety.


Celebrity TV Chefs Fail at Food Safety, New Study Finds

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game. See more »

So Here's a Terrifying New Anxiety for Backyard Grilling Season

A new study identifies a scary new way eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all. See more »

Can ghost peppers kill you?

The world's hottest pepper was once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat? See more »

Can eating cold rice kill you?

Is eating cold Chinese leftovers one of your guilty pleasures? It might sound alarmist, but rice that hasn't been reheated could inflict serious damage on your body. See more »

10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead

If you've ever had food poisoning, you know it is decidedly unfun. And it turns out, there are many different kinds of foodborne disease that may not kill you, but you might prefer they did. See more »

10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

We may try to avoid the restaurant with the low health rating or eye the roadside barbeque stand with caution. But did you know you get food poisoning from vitamins, your own kitchen, or even sex? See more »

10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

It's not just about what tastes good or is tough to chew – some foods are harmless when cooked, but when eaten raw or improperly prepared can make you sick or even kill you. See more »

What’s safe to pack in your unrefrigerated lunch?

The bacteria that cause food poisoning need to eat, too. Which packable foods provide happy breeding grounds outside the fridge, and which will last without going bad? See more »

Should you refrigerate eggs?

Overseas travelers might have noticed that different people handle eggs differently. What gives? And why aren't those other people all getting salmonella poisoning? See more »

Is charred food bad for you?

Like your meat dark and smoky? Here's what you should know about the carcinogens in those overly well-done steaks and sides. See more »