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How To Defrost Chicken Faster

Did you think far enough ahead to defrost it?
It doesn't happen overnight, unfortunately. If you have ever tried to thaw a frozen whole chicken in the refrigerator, expecting it to be thawed by the next morning, you will be disappointed. It will take at least four (4) whole days for a ...

Prevent Food From Spoiling And Do This Every Time You Store Leftovers

This can save your food from turning bad.
The worst thing that can happen to your leftover food is that it goes bad. You may have stored it too long that it developed mold, turned sour, or it just dried up into something harder than bone. However, it's when you store ...

How Do You Know If Your Sinigang And Other Soups Are Spoiled?

If you see these signs, your sinigang might not be safe to eat anymore.
It's not always obvious to the home cook if food is spoiled. There are the more obvious signs such as mold on bread that tell you that the loaf should be thrown out. Fruits, vegetables, and other produce will wilt, rot, and can also grow ...

Heads Up: Don't Use This Kind Of Plate In The Microwave

Here's what you should know.
If you have ever eaten off a plastic plate, you might be using a plate made of melamine. This material looks, feels, and handles like other plastic plates but it's gotten flags for being unsafe for use in the kitchen.  Plates made from melamine are becoming ...

Avoid Food Poisoning: How To Store Leftover Rice Properly

Don't take leftovers for granted.
Food poisoning is one of those things that happen to us when we least expect it. It's an unassuming thing because you don't know you're doing it until you develop symptoms. By then, it's too late.You can prevent food poisoning by not ...

What Bumpy And Spotty Eggshells Mean

Here's what you should know.
Have you picked up a carton of eggs and noticed that one or more don't look quite as perfect? It might have an irregular shape or a few bumps on an otherwise smooth eggshell. You might have cracked one open and noticed ...

Why Is Your Embutido Still Pink On The Inside?

You must be wondering if it's safe to eat.
It's been said time and time again as a warning: if the inside of the meat is still pink, it's not safe to eat. This philosophy doesn't apply to beef since steaks are served pink (or even red for rare) on the inside ...

Are Frozen Eggs Okay To Eat?

Here's what you should know about frozen eggs and your refrigerator.
Are you storing your eggs properly? If you are storing your eggs on the shelf and not on the door, good job. You'll find that your eggs will last longer and stay fresher longer if you do. However, sometimes eggs can be the victim of an accident ...

What's The Black Powder On Onion Skins?

Is it still safe to prepare and eat? We have answers.
Has this ever happened to you? You're gathering ingredients for the dish you're about to cook. You grabbed an onion from the basket that contains the garlic and onions, and you peel back the first layer of onion skin. You see it: ...

Can You Still Eat Bread With Mold On It?

Here's why you shouldn't.
Admit it. You probably picked off a small spot of mold from a bread slice and toasted it anyway. You ate it without any ill effects. No harm done, right?  You might have been lucky. That's because not all mold are harmless, mold does ...

Should You Wash Your Eggs?

The simple answer is all about food safety.
Eggs are an essential part of your kitchen stash of ingredients. It's used in a number of recipes and dishes which make it indispensable in a well-stocked kitchen.However, we have all encountered the "dirty" egg in the egg carton and have been tempted ...

Here's How To Wash Fruits and Veggies In The Time Of COVID

You don't need to wash it right away.
The coronavirus has everyone especially conscious about handwashing and hygiene. While it's great for our health, this isn't great for our food. Did you know that you should not be spraying disinfectants on food packaged in cardboard or plastic wrap? You might actually be doing ...

Food Is Safe From Coronavirus, Don't Be Afraid, Says WHO

The virus dies during cooking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus from food, after Chinese testers found traces on food and food packaging.The virus was found Tuesday in the Chinese city of Shenzhen during a routine check ...

KITCHEN TRICK: This Potato Peeling Trick Will Save You From Hurting Yourself

No more scratched fingers and knuckles!
Have you ever scratched yourself with a peeler? We know we have!It's easy to not hurt yourself when using the vegetable peeler when the vegetable you're trying to peel is long and easy to hold. For example, carrots are easy to hold down since ...

Here's How To Tell If Your Food Is Fully Cooked

You don't need to worry about eating anything raw.
Food safety is a must in every home. One of the ways to avoid getting sick is by eating food that has been cooked right. There are at least two ways of knowing if the meat you're cooking is fully cooked to the recommended ...

These Condiments Should Be Stored In The Refrigerator

You use these bottled seasonings every day. Is it safe where it is?
A refrigerator is a fantastic appliance. It can keep many of our food fresh as well as cold for long periods of time. The most common appliance apart from the stove is this big appliance so it should be used to its utmost ability. However, did you ...

Puerto Princesa, Bohol, And Surigao del Sur Are Positive For Shellfish Poisoning

There are seven areas in the Philippines affected by toxic red tide.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) released its first Shellfish Bulletin of the year, detailing the different areas still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. The toxin level should not go beyond 60 μgSTXeq/100g, and ...

Here's How To Keep Your Food And Water Safe From Ashfall

Stay safe, everyone!
Taal Volcano had a phreatic explosion at around 1 p.m. on January 12, Sunday. The steam-driven explosion spewed ash from the volcano, affecting areas in Calabarazon (Southern Tagalog region including Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), with ashfall reaching Metro Manila. The ...

African Swine Fever Spreads to More Pampanga Towns, Quezon City

The virus is affecting more pigs.
The African Swine Fever (ASF) has spread to an additional three Pampanga and three Quezon City towns.   According to The Philippine Star, the governor of Pampanga province, Dennis Pineda, said that the towns of Apalit, Candaba, and San Simon have pigs raised in backyards which have tested positive ...

Going on a Road Trip? Here's How to Pack Your Food Safely

Pack your food safely when you're going to hit the road!
The sun’s out and it’s time to hit the beach! Picnics and barbecues are part of the fun but you want to know: How do you safely transport your food to the picnic site?1 Use airtight containers and parchment paper.Food poisoning is ...
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