Category: Libby’s Recipes & More

A collection of favorite recipes from Libby Allen of Latta, SC, and from our readers as well as food-related advice and articles from the USDA and other sources. To submit a reader recipe, mail it to Recipes, c/o The Dillon Herald, P.O. Drawer 1288, Dillon, SC 29536, fax it to 843-841-1930, or e-mail it to [email protected]

Lunch Packing And Handwashing Tips Given

Summer is coming to an end and families across the country are trading in beach balls and roller blades for backpacks and notebooks. But back-to-school time is also followed by cold and flu season. Having the whole family follow some simple healthy behaviors can help them avoid all kinds of illnesses this time of year, including a topic we get lots of questions about: foodborne illness.

Fill Your Picnic Basket With Food Safety To Avoid Getting Sick This Memorial Day

Memorial Day kicks off the official start of summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind you to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler.

Video: Eating Healthy On A Budget Is Possible

Eating healthy on a budget through smart shopping is not as difficult as one might think.

Recipes: Eating Healthy On A Budget

Recipes from “Eating Healthy On A Budget” video

RALI, Blueprint For Health Hold Premiere Of Video Series

RALI (Rural Area Leadership Initiative)-Dillon County and Blueprint For Health held the premiere of their video series, “Eating Healthy On A Budget,” at an event at Twin Lakes Country Club.

Spread Cheer With Holiday Cooking Not Illness

If you’re cooking for friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

Practice Food Safety After Power Outage

Hurricanes present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food.
Residents in the path of this storm should pay close attention to the forecast. FSIS recommends that consumers take the following steps to reduce food waste and the risk of foodborne illness during this and other severe weather events.

Healthy And Safe School Lunch Tips Offered

It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.

Study Shows Most People Are Spreading Dangerous Bacteria Around The Kitchen And Don’t Even Realize It

A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time.

The Four Basic Steps To Food Safety

Having the right kitchen equipment will make your life easier when practicing four food safety steps: clean, separate, cook and chill.