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Food Safety on the Internet: Part Two

Posted by | March 29, 2011

Is the internet a major source of food safety for you? Here are a few things you can do to make certain that the food safety information you find is accurate and science-based:

  • Check the dates on the website. Older information may not be accurate.
  • If things sound too good to be true, or seem unreasonable, question the credibility of the information.
  • Be cautious of anecdotes and personal stories, especially if the stories are not supported by research with references.
  • Contact the sites content provider. Reputable websites will have an easy way to contact the site by email, regular mail, or phone.
  • Get a second opinion. If you have questions about food safety information you find on the internet, call Washington State University Extension or you local health department.