‘Is My Food Safe?’ app helps home cooks prevent food poisoning

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released the "Is My Food Safe?" app to prevent food poisoning. / Provided.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released the “Is My Food Safe?” app to prevent food poisoning.

We can’t all be chef Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, knowing exactly when our food is cooked to perfection and safe to eat. But that shouldn’t stop us from cooking.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ new app “Is My Food Safe?” makes it easier to avoid food poisoning.

The app highlights four different sections:

Is It Done Yet?
This option provides the user with the minimum internal cooking temperature that their food requires in order to make if safe for eating.

Time to Toss?
With information of when to throw out food you’ve been storing, this app helps to ensure that the food you are eating hasn’t already gone bad.

Quiz: Is My Kitchen Safe?
This interactive quiz tests your knowledge of kitchen safety, grades your kitchen on the subject and teaches you how to use your kitchen to prepare food that is not contaminated.

Ask An Expert
The app answers common questions about food poisoning, provides safety tips and facts as well as the option to ask dietitian nutritionists about your food safety concerns.

The app is free, available for iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded at www.homefoodsafety.org/app.

Follow Julie Kayzerman on Twitter @juliekayzerman.



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