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Terrible Coleslaw—Food Safety

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Recently, I brought home what had to be worst coleslaw ever.

(Above—Close-up of coleslaw.)

It was ready-made coleslaw that came in a tub that I bought at the supermarket.

My father says I’m crazy to buy this stuff. He says I’m just asking to get sick when I eat this stuff.

Still—It looked like it might be good and it is so easy to prepare.

You just scoop it out the tub and plop it on the plate.

My wife and I took one or two bites of this coleslaw and we could not imagine how bad it tasted.

I don’t know that it was a bad batch since I’ve not heard of an outbreak of coleslaw related disease—It was just awful.

My wife said that instead of calling it coleslaw that it should have been called “grosslaw.”

Grosslaw–Ha! I’ve been saying that word in my mind now for days. I’m so glad that I have a blog and that I can write the word “Grosslaw” on my blog for others to see.

Here is a history of coleslaw. It seems that some variation of coleslaw has been eaten ever since the Roman times.

Here is a link to many coleslaw and cabbage salad recipes

Even if the batch of coleslaw the wife and I had was not enough to make us sick, it is always good to know about food safety. 

Here are some excellent food safety tips from the Department of Agriculture.

Below are four essentials of food safety—

  • Clean — Wash hands and surfaces often.
  • Separate — Don’t cross-contaminate.
  • Cook — Cook to proper temperatures.
  • Chill — Refrigerate promptly.
  •  Here is the Food Safety Information Center at the National Agriculture Library of the Agriculture Department. 

    Here is a list of steps the Obama administration is taking to improve food safety as reported by Ag Weekly.

    Please take the needed steps to be certain that the food you eat and the food you prepare for others is safe.

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    July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

    4 Comments »

    1. And never hesitate to take bad food, jars of pasta sauce you can’t open after trying aggressively, etc., back to store where purchased. You will quickly, usually with no real pushback, get a full refund or a replacement. Stores are not eager to find themselves in the news over food-related health issues.

      Comment by Newton | July 20, 2009

    2. And never hesitate to take bad food, jars of pasta sauce you can’t open after trying aggressively, etc., back to store where purchased. You will quickly, usually with no real pushback, get a full refund or a replacement. Stores are not eager to find themselves in the news over food-related health issues.
      P.S. – Sorry, forgot to tell you great post!

      Comment by Newton | July 21, 2009

    3. Newton—Thank you for both versions of your comment.

      Comment by Neil Aquino | July 24, 2009

    4. Still trying to figure out why there are two. Don’t remember writing that P.S.

      Comment by Newton | July 25, 2009


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