3 Food Safety Tips for your Halloween Party

Halloween is observed in a number of countries on the 31 October. Otherwise known as All Saints’ Eve it marks part of the three-day observance of Hallowtide which runs from 31 October to 2 November annually. Modern Halloween celebrations include dressing up for costume parties, decorating with pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns, spooky decorations and games such as apple bobbing. It’s a good excuse for friends, family and community groups to hold a party.  Children visit homes in their playing ‘trick or treat’. If you are catering for a crowd, follow these food safety tips for your Halloween Party. Refrigerate If serving foods like salads or dips at your party, bear in mind that they are particularly at risk of spreading food-borne illness.  Don’t leave foods like this standing at room temperature for too long before being served.  It’s best to … Read more

Celebrate the fourth of July

Fourth of July Independence Day Celebrations

Do you have plans to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends on the fourth of July or saving your celebrations until the weekend? Whenever you host your get together, it is time to get out the red, white and blue decorations and plan your holiday menu. When it comes to Independence Day food, it is usually time for a picnic or barbecue as family and friends gather. You’ll want to make sure there are plenty of dishes to share and that there is something for everyone. When you are preparing your holiday feast, it’s a good time to remember a few food safety tips. Make sure that salads and other cold dishes are not left standing outside of the refrigerator or cooler for too long.  The summer temperatures can rise in July.  Warm, humid weather is the ideal environment … Read more