Some Home-Delivered Kits May Not Be Safe to Eat

The popularity of home-delivery meal kits is on the rise, at least in part because of a hot startup economy and increasing consumer interest in cooking and eating food at home (though many still lack the time or know-how to do it).

Unfortunately, purchasing food delivery kits—which are packed in dry ice and may often sit on a hot doorstep for hours—is not risk-free. Though 95% of consumers think these meals are safe, a study found that nearly half of all deliveries tested arrived at temperatures rendering the food unsafe to eat, according to a May 12 report in Food Safety News.

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Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian and a recent graduate of the UNC School of Medicine. She has made several appearances as a nutrition expert on CW's San Diego 6, been quoted as a fitness expert in the New York Times, and is an ACE master trainer and award-winning author. She is currently pursuing a residency in pediatrics.
Certifications: ACE, ACSM and NSCA

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