322 episodes

Risky or Not is a short podcast from Professor Ben Chapman from North Carolina State University, and Dr. Don Schaffner from Rutgers University. Dr. Don and Professor Chapman promise to do their best not to waffle, dither, dissemble or equivocate, and to give straight up answers about whether something is risky or not.

Risky or Not‪?‬ Don Schaffner and Ben Chapman

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    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

Risky or Not is a short podcast from Professor Ben Chapman from North Carolina State University, and Dr. Don Schaffner from Rutgers University. Dr. Don and Professor Chapman promise to do their best not to waffle, dither, dissemble or equivocate, and to give straight up answers about whether something is risky or not.

    Chickpeas in a Leaky Microwaveable Pouch

    Chickpeas in a Leaky Microwaveable Pouch

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risks of consuming processed chickpeas in a leaky microwaveable pouch.
    Dr. Don - risky ☣️
    Professor Ben - risky ☣️
    Amazon.com: Customer reviews: The Good Bean Heat & Eat Coconut Curry Chickpeas, 10 Ounce (Pack of 4), Yellow Yellow Tadka Dal Products – The Good Bean Notes from the Field: Botulism Caused by Consumption of Commercially Produced Potato Soups Stored Improperly — Ohio and Georgia, 2011

    • 13 min
    Promptly Refrigerated Baked Potato Wrapped in Foil

    Promptly Refrigerated Baked Potato Wrapped in Foil

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risks from eating a cooked baked potato that has been wrapped in foil and promptly refrigerated.
    Dr. Don - not risky 👍🏼
    Professor Ben - not risky 👍🏼
    Mary Kathrynn (@marydidyaknow) / Twitter A large outbreak of botulism: the hazardous baked potato - PubMed Production of Botulinum Toxin in Inoculated Pack Studies of Foil-Wrapped Baked Potatoes | Journal of Food Protection Combined effect of water activity and pH on inhibition of toxin production by Clostridium botulinum in cooked, vacuum-packed potatoes | Applied and Environmental Microbiology Roger Cook | LinkedIn

    • 16 min
    Nut Mylk

    Nut Mylk

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risks of cashew “Nut Mylk” based on an instagram recipe.
    Dr. Don - not risky 👍🏼
    Professor Ben - not risky 👍🏼
    Sean Pendleton on Twitter: “https://t.co/aYSAgjpeYE @benjaminchapman @bugcounter Raw cashews, hemps seeds, and water to make non-dairy milk and “I’m still alive to talk about it” Risky or Not?” / Twitter Erin Holt, Functional Medicine’s Instagram profile post: “🌟EZ peasy🌟 No soaking, no straining⁣ ⁣ Listen, I’ve been eating “this way” for a solid 15 years so I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.⁣ ⁣…” 126th AFDO Annual Educational Conference – Association of Food and Drug Officials Organic Nut Butters recalled for possible Listeria risk | Food Safety News

    • 10 min
    Five Hour Sun Pasta

    Five Hour Sun Pasta

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risk of eating sun pasta incubated for five hours.
    Dr. Don - not risky 👍🏼
    Professor Ben - not risky 👍🏼
    brunchwithbabs on Instagram: SUN ☀️ PASTA SAUCE 🍝 you’ll never make pasta in the summer the same again. Making this poolside at my daughters home! A family favorite ☀️… Veronica (@squirrelchomp) / Twitter What’s all the fuss about San Marzano Tomatoes?? Aren’t they just another Tomato? Can you tell me a bit about em please.

    • 12 min
    Eating a Shoe

    Eating a Shoe

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risk of eating a shoe.
    Dr. Don - not risky 👍🏼
    Professor Ben - not risky 👍🏼
    Matt Patches on Twitter: “A decade ago I tweeted that if Top Gun 2 happened I would eat a shoe. No one has let me forget this … including the folks at Paramount, who are quite excited for me to be wrong. Saving this for after the actual shoe (although I may already be in a coma). Check back Thursday. https://t.co/lUAMhaA1BC” / Twitter Matt Patches on Twitter: “I should post this here out of social media due diligence right https://t.co/6aN9vXZbAQ” / Twitter Michel Lotito - Wikipedia Checkerboard Slip-On Food Safety Talk 78: Brogues are low risk — Food Safety Talk Just sous vided my shoes. I’m a genius! : sousvide Fortunate Son | Do By Friday

    • 13 min
    Preparing Food in a Bitchen

    Preparing Food in a Bitchen

    Dr. Don and Professor Ben talk about the risks of preparing food in a bitchen (combination bathroom/kitchen).
    Dr. Don - risky ☣️
    Professor Ben - risky ☣️
    Cholera has been eradicated everywhere but this house. #westvirginiacheck #zillowtastrophe #realestate Norovirus Outbreak Traced to Reusable Grocery Bag Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol: A literature review with suggestions for future research - PMC Yes, Toilet Spray After You Flush Includes Poop Particles | SELF

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

seeareess ,

Risky or Not?

Very useful and informative podcast. It’s great to have a source of reliable, thoroughly researched answers to important questions. And entertaining too. Everyone should listen to this!

DrHoigul ,

Love it

This podcast does a great service and is very informative: they analyze the questions you’ve always had about good: can I eat that old X in the fridge? I left that on the counter for 4 hours, is it still safe? And they do it in about 10 minutes. And their fun!
Thanks for all the great shows

neilathotep ,

Quick and fun and informative!

This is bite sized food safety, with humor and poignancy. I am not even 100% sure what this means, but I do know I enjoy this show, the best, short food safety podcast I listen to.

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