Tag: food safety tips


Keeping Food Safe: Chile Peppers

Chile peppers are becoming increasingly popular, showing up in everything from jelly to beer! Here are some spicy facts: Capsaicin is the chemical responsible for making peppers hot. The amount of heat is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Bell peppers are considered a zero on the scale, while habaneros […]


Crockpot and Slow Cooker Food Safety

Important Slow Cooker Food Safety Tips… Do not lift the lid unnecessarily during the cooking cycle. Each time the lid is raised, the internal temperature drops 10 – 15 degrees. It takes approximately 20 minutes to recover the lost heat, which extends the required cooking time and increases the food […]