Food safety




  • Aflatoxin in Peanuts?>
    Ask the Experts

    Aflatoxin in Peanuts

    by Wellness Letter

    Aflatoxin, a liver-damaging toxin produced by mold, can occur in peanuts as well as in other legumes, nuts, seeds, corn, wheat, other crops and some spices. Should peanut-lovers in the U.S. be concerned?

  • Cookie Dough Safety?>
    Wellness Tip

    Cookie Dough Safety

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Don’t eat uncooked cookie dough, including "ready-to-bake" commercial products. Contrary to what you may think, ready-to-bake dough is not ready-to-eat and poses food poisoning risks.

  • Canola Oil Myths and Truths?>

    Canola Oil Myths and Truths

    by Berkeley Wellness

    There's a great deal of misunderstanding and misinformation about canola oil, alternately referred to as the "world's healthiest cooking oil" and a "poison." We cut through the confusion about this popular oil.