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Recipe Blogs and Food Safety

Food blogs have grown rapidly with social media. These fun and creative food resources have influenced many home cooks to try new recipes. But, a key ingredient is missing, food safety recommendations.

A recent study, from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, reviewed 784 recipes, only 79 included endpoint temperatures for cooking meat, but only 48 of those were correct temperatures. Some of these were paired with improper subjective indicators for doneness.

Of recipes with fresh produce, only 3.3% gave produce washing instructions. Only 4% of the recipes gave instructions to store leftovers safely.

Food bloggers have a great opportunity to help consumers prepare food safely.

Source: Food Protection Trends, Vol 39, No. 1, p. 28-29


About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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