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Monday, Oct. 4

ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA: Doctors are raising concerns about the levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in meat. What is Health Canada doing about this?

Tuesday Oct. 5

IS ORGANIC FOOD SAFER?: There is an assumption that organic produce is "better" for you, but is it really safer, given that the vast majority of food-related illnesses are bacterial?

Wednesday, Oct. 6

DANGERS OF LISTERIA: There's a whole new awareness of the dangers of listeria. Find out what happened when we tested local deli meats and seafood at a UBC lab.

Thursday, Oct. 7

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS TOO TIGHT?: Salt Spring Island is known for producing some of the best lamb in the country. But small farmers say they're being squeezed out thanks to tighter government regulations.

Friday, Oct. 8

FUTURE OF FOOD SAFETY: What's the future of food safety? Smart phones, bar codes and nanotechnology could soon take the guesswork out of whether those ingredients are safe for supper.

TURKEY PREP 101: Tips for safe turkey preparation leading up to Thanksgiving

Food Safety Facts:

There are 1800 different strains of salmonella. Most of them cause food poisoning. Millions suffer food poisoning every year, mostly because of human error.

Pot luck meals are responsible for a large amount of food poisonings. They are usually caused by poor food temperature controls in egg or meat products.

It takes about four hours for the bacteria on melons to start multiplying. Eat it before then. Refrigeration stops the growth of them significantly.

Harmful bacteria does not stop multiplying unless refrigerated below 5 degrees. However, most refrigerators are not capable of this temperature.

Freezing products does not kill bacteria. It does stop their growth. Cooking is the only thing that kills the bacteria.

It is a good idea to boil kitchen sponges once a week in order to keep them free of contaminants.

Do not eat foods directly from a jar or can. Saliva can contaminate the contents inside.

Peanut butter needs to be stored in a refrigerator after opening to prevent the fats from going rancid.

Related Links:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency audit uncovers flaws in systems it supervises to ensure food safety.

Anti-bacterial soap "helps superbugs"

A list of all the antibiotics and other medication that can be put into animal feed - without a prescription from a vet. Farmers purchase the feed with the drugs in it.