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Deli meats can be tasty but remember, they will only last 3-5 days in the refrigerator after opening. Keep those sandwic...
01/29/2021

Deli meats can be tasty but remember, they will only last 3-5 days in the refrigerator after opening. Keep those sandwiches food safe!

Do you prepare baby food fresh daily? Know how long you should store your baby’s food to keep them safe from foodborne i...
01/27/2021

Do you prepare baby food fresh daily? Know how long you should store your baby’s food to keep them safe from foodborne illness.

Frozen foods can be convenient but it’s important to know if frozen products are raw or ready-to-eat. Be sure to check t...
01/26/2021

Frozen foods can be convenient but it’s important to know if frozen products are raw or ready-to-eat. Be sure to check the packaging and prepare raw frozen meals by always using a food thermometer to make sure they reach the safe internal temperature.

Do you know the minimum internal cooking temperatures to cook your meat, poultry and seafood to make it safe? We’ve got ...
01/24/2021

Do you know the minimum internal cooking temperatures to cook your meat, poultry and seafood to make it safe? We’ve got you covered! https://go.usa.gov/xA7Hs

Before preparing any meal, remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap & warm water before & after coo...
01/22/2021

Before preparing any meal, remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap & warm water before & after cooking!

Making a big batch of soup? Save some for later by freezing! Soup can be frozen for 2-3 months for best freshness and qu...
01/21/2021

Making a big batch of soup? Save some for later by freezing! Soup can be frozen for 2-3 months for best freshness and quality. #NationalSoupMonth

Do you know how to prevent cross contamination in the fridge? Start by putting raw products in containers to prevent the...
01/19/2021

Do you know how to prevent cross contamination in the fridge? Start by putting raw products in containers to prevent their juices from dripping onto other foods. #FoodSafety

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service and leadership to gain equality for all Americans, #MLKDay is ...
01/18/2021

In recognition of Dr. King’s incredible legacy of service and leadership to gain equality for all Americans, #MLKDay is a chance to honor his life and re-commit ourselves to serving our communities.

Care for someone with diabetes? It may be harder for their immune system to recognize harmful foodborne pathogens, incre...
01/17/2021
People at Risk: Those with Weakened Immune Systems

Care for someone with diabetes? It may be harder for their immune system to recognize harmful foodborne pathogens, increasing their risk for infection. These food safety tips will help you protect them from becoming ill. https://go.usa.gov/xRSDp

Find out why people with health problems or who take medicines that weaken the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness are more likely to get a foodborne illness.

What happens when foods are left in the Danger Zone (40-140°F) for more than 2-hours? Bacteria can double in number in a...
01/16/2021

What happens when foods are left in the Danger Zone (40-140°F) for more than 2-hours? Bacteria can double in number in as little as every 20 minutes! Keep food safe by keeping hot foods hot & cold foods cold. #FoodSafety

Do you know how to safely use your slow cooker? Four important food safety tips you’ll want to know before plugging in f...
01/15/2021

Do you know how to safely use your slow cooker? Four important food safety tips you’ll want to know before plugging in for #NationalSlowCookingMonth! → https://go.usa.gov/xnYSd

January is National Soup Month! Food safety tip: Don’t leave a large pot of soup on the counter to cool before placing i...
01/13/2021

January is National Soup Month! Food safety tip: Don’t leave a large pot of soup on the counter to cool before placing in the fridge. Instead, separate into smaller containers and safely place in the fridge for immediate cooling.

🐔 Shopping for fresh chicken? Poultry shopping tips you'll want to keep in mind: - Make sure package is cold & not torn....
01/12/2021

🐔 Shopping for fresh chicken? Poultry shopping tips you'll want to keep in mind:
- Make sure package is cold & not torn.
- Place in plastic bags.
- Separate in cart from other items.
- Shop for it last.

Using a food thermometer is essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can't see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria t...
01/11/2021

Using a food thermometer is essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can't see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. The only safe way to destroy bacteria that may be present is to cook to a safe internal temp.

#NationalPizzaWeek begins today! Remember, when pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, it’s the perfect envir...
01/10/2021

#NationalPizzaWeek begins today! Remember, when pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, it’s the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and multiply rapidly. Always refrigerate your leftovers!

The slow cooker is a great way to cook meats! Remember to cut large pieces of meat into smaller pieces before adding it ...
01/08/2021

The slow cooker is a great way to cook meats! Remember to cut large pieces of meat into smaller pieces before adding it to the slow cooker to ensure its cooked thoroughly.

01/07/2021

Why do we recommend NOT washing your meat & poultry? The answer is simple, it doesn’t destroy bacteria, it spreads it.

Wondering why water is in meat & poultry packages? Here’s some background info that may answer your questions! https://g...
01/06/2021

Wondering why water is in meat & poultry packages? Here’s some background info that may answer your questions! https://go.usa.gov/xANR8

It’s #NationalSpaghettiDay! Remember to stay food safe and follow these steps while preparing your meal:🧼Clean⬅️➡️Separa...
01/04/2021

It’s #NationalSpaghettiDay! Remember to stay food safe and follow these steps while preparing your meal:
🧼Clean
⬅️➡️Separate
🌡️ Cook
❆Chill

Meal prepping for a healthy 2021? Remember, cooked foods only last 4 days in the fridge! For safety, freeze your meals a...
01/03/2021

Meal prepping for a healthy 2021? Remember, cooked foods only last 4 days in the fridge! For safety, freeze your meals at the beginning of the week and take out the day before you need them!

It’s #NationalMeatMonth! There are many ways to celebrate like trying a new recipe! But remember to keep #FoodSafety in ...
01/02/2021

It’s #NationalMeatMonth! There are many ways to celebrate like trying a new recipe! But remember to keep #FoodSafety in mind by making sure you know the steps to proper meat preparation! https://go.usa.gov/xExUZ

It’s a New Year! Start your year off right by developing habits that will keep you #FoodSafe!
01/01/2021

It’s a New Year! Start your year off right by developing habits that will keep you #FoodSafe!

Ring in the New Year with Food Safety! 🎉 Remember to follow these 4 steps while enjoying those tasty snacks tonight: Cle...
12/31/2020

Ring in the New Year with Food Safety! 🎉 Remember to follow these 4 steps while enjoying those tasty snacks tonight: Clean, Separate, Cook & Chill! #newyearseve

Are those Christmas leftovers still in the fridge? Today is the last day they are safe! You can also freeze them up to s...
12/29/2020

Are those Christmas leftovers still in the fridge? Today is the last day they are safe! You can also freeze them up to six months for best quality.

Do you know what foodborne illness looks like? It could take days before you develop symptoms of food poisoning after ea...
12/28/2020

Do you know what foodborne illness looks like? It could take days before you develop symptoms of food poisoning after eating a contaminated product so it’s important to know what to look for. Symptom guide here: https://go.usa.gov/xp6gs

Children under 5 have a higher risk of food poisoning because their immune systems are still developing. Keep them safe ...
12/27/2020

Children under 5 have a higher risk of food poisoning because their immune systems are still developing. Keep them safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by avoiding certain foods. #FoodSafeHoliday

Reheating leftovers today? Whether reheating in the oven or in the microwave, bring all leftovers to an internal tempera...
12/26/2020

Reheating leftovers today? Whether reheating in the oven or in the microwave, bring all leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F for safety. #FoodSafety

Happy Holidays from Food Safety! We wish you a joyous day of cheer and #FoodSafety!
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays from Food Safety! We wish you a joyous day of cheer and #FoodSafety!

Making cookies tonight? Say no to raw dough!
12/24/2020

Making cookies tonight? Say no to raw dough!

Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 hou...
12/23/2020

Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 hours. Fruit pies are safe for only 2 days at room temp, but 1 week in the fridge! #FoodSafeHoliday

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