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It’s officially Winter! Don’t forget to stay food safe by following our holiday food safety guide.  ¡Es oficialmente inv...
12/21/2020

It’s officially Winter! Don’t forget to stay food safe by following our holiday food safety guide.

¡Es oficialmente invierno! No olvide mantener la seguridad alimentaria siguiendo nuestra guía para un manejo adecuado de alimentos durante las fiestas.

Did you know alcohol will not kill the bacteria in eggnog? Remember to make your eggnog safe by heating the egg base to ...
12/20/2020

Did you know alcohol will not kill the bacteria in eggnog? Remember to make your eggnog safe by heating the egg base to 160°F

Don’t forget! Turkey, chicken & duck are safe to eat when they reach 165°F in 3 places:(1) thickest part of the breast(2...
12/19/2020

Don’t forget! Turkey, chicken & duck are safe to eat when they reach 165°F in 3 places:

(1) thickest part of the breast
(2) innermost part of the wing
(3) innermost part of the thigh

Remember to avoid cross-contamination! Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from other foods in the shopping car...
12/18/2020

Remember to avoid cross-contamination! Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from other foods in the shopping cart, in the fridge, and while preparing food.

Are you an expecting mom this holiday season or know someone who is? Protect against foodborne illness by opting for saf...
12/17/2020

Are you an expecting mom this holiday season or know someone who is? Protect against foodborne illness by opting for safe food choices. Safe choices below ↓

Spiral-cut cooked hams are popular during the holiday season! Did you know these hams are safe to eat cold? If reheating...
12/16/2020

Spiral-cut cooked hams are popular during the holiday season! Did you know these hams are safe to eat cold? If reheating is desired, hams that were packaged in processing plants under USDA inspection must be heated to 140°F.

Shipping holiday treats to a loved one? Don’t forget to: 📦Ship in a sturdy box.❄️Pack with a cold source.🚨Alert recipien...
12/15/2020

Shipping holiday treats to a loved one? Don’t forget to:
📦Ship in a sturdy box.
❄️Pack with a cold source.
🚨Alert recipient of its expected arrival.
https://go.usa.gov/xpnwc #FoodSafety

While doing your holiday grocery shopping remember to store your perishable items within 2 hours of purchase, no matter ...
12/14/2020

While doing your holiday grocery shopping remember to store your perishable items within 2 hours of purchase, no matter what the outdoor temperature!

We heard it’s #NationalAppDay. What better way to celebrate than downloading our FoodKeeper App that helps you take the ...
12/11/2020
FoodKeeper App

We heard it’s #NationalAppDay. What better way to celebrate than downloading our FoodKeeper App that helps you take the guess work out of safe handling, preparation, and food storage? Check it out today! https://go.usa.gov/xAcyt

The FoodKeeper can help consumers use food while at peak quality and reduce waste and understand food and beverages storage.

Pulling out the slow cooker soon? Here are some tips that will help keep you #FoodSafe! https://go.usa.gov/xA35U
12/10/2020

Pulling out the slow cooker soon? Here are some tips that will help keep you #FoodSafe! https://go.usa.gov/xA35U

It’s #NationalPastryDay! While pastries may be tasty, remember, eating uncooked flour or raw eggs can make you sick!
12/09/2020

It’s #NationalPastryDay! While pastries may be tasty, remember, eating uncooked flour or raw eggs can make you sick!

⚠️ Attention Shoppers! Wondering what those dates on the labels mean? Here’s a guide to follow!  #FoodSafetyTips
12/08/2020

⚠️ Attention Shoppers! Wondering what those dates on the labels mean? Here’s a guide to follow! #FoodSafetyTips

The holidays are among us! Join us all month long as we sprinkle #FoodSafety cheer to ensure you and your loved ones are...
12/07/2020

The holidays are among us! Join us all month long as we sprinkle #FoodSafety cheer to ensure you and your loved ones are safe from foodborne illness.

Millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. It’s important to pay attention to symptoms if you or someone you...
12/06/2020

Millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. It’s important to pay attention to symptoms if you or someone you know may have a food allergy, especially around the holidays. There are 8 major food allergens. Tips here → https://go.usa.gov/xV4DQ

Practicing good food safety starts right at the grocery store! Are you being a #FoodSafe shopper? Remember to:✅ Place me...
12/04/2020

Practicing good food safety starts right at the grocery store! Are you being a #FoodSafe shopper? Remember to:
✅ Place meat, poultry & seafood in plastic bags.
✅ Separate foods in your grocery cart & bags.
✅ Shop for cold food last!

Thanks to modernized treatments, those with HIV/AIDS are now living longer and healthier lives. For #AIDSAwarenessMonth,...
12/03/2020

Thanks to modernized treatments, those with HIV/AIDS are now living longer and healthier lives. For #AIDSAwarenessMonth, if you or someone you care for is living with HIV/AIDS, make food safety choices that keep you healthy!

It’s #HandwashingAwarenessWeek! Did you know a large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminate...
12/02/2020

It’s #HandwashingAwarenessWeek! Did you know a large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands? Appropriate handwashing practices can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infections!

Still hanging on to those Thanksgiving leftovers? If so, it’s time to freeze them! We don’t recommend keeping leftovers ...
12/01/2020

Still hanging on to those Thanksgiving leftovers? If so, it’s time to freeze them! We don’t recommend keeping leftovers for more than 4 days, for #FoodSafety

It’s important to know that symptoms of foodborne illness could develop a whole week after eating a contaminated product...
11/30/2020

It’s important to know that symptoms of foodborne illness could develop a whole week after eating a contaminated product. Know the signs. Follow the steps! Head over to → FoodSafety.gov

Still holding on to those Thanksgiving leftovers? Tomorrow is the last day to use them! Can’t let go? Freeze them! Froze...
11/29/2020

Still holding on to those Thanksgiving leftovers? Tomorrow is the last day to use them! Can’t let go? Freeze them! Frozen leftovers can be used within 2-6 months for best quality.

Is turkey still on the menu? Here are some tasty ways to prepare your leftover turkey in new ways! https://go.usa.gov/x7...
11/28/2020

Is turkey still on the menu? Here are some tasty ways to prepare your leftover turkey in new ways! https://go.usa.gov/x7AsT

Reheating those tasty leftovers today? Whether reheating in the oven or in the microwave, bring all leftovers to an inte...
11/27/2020

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

Tips for safe Thanksgiving leftovers:✅ Refrigerate within 2 hrs.✅ Use a cooler & ice if necessary.✅ Store food in shallo...
11/26/2020

Tips for safe Thanksgiving leftovers:
✅ Refrigerate within 2 hrs.
✅ Use a cooler & ice if necessary.
✅ Store food in shallow containers.

Prevent foodborne illness at dinner. Remember to cook your bird all the way through! Use a food thermometer in 3 places:
11/26/2020

Prevent foodborne illness at dinner. Remember to cook your bird all the way through! Use a food thermometer in 3 places:

DON'T WASH YOUR TURKEY! Washing will spread bacteria & won’t even clean your bird! Cooking thoroughly is the only way to...
11/26/2020

DON'T WASH YOUR TURKEY! Washing will spread bacteria & won’t even clean your bird! Cooking thoroughly is the only way to destroy any potentially dangerous bacteria.

Hold the phones! The Meat & Poultry Hotline is OPEN right now! Chat with a live agent @ 1-888-674-6854. Open until 2PM E...
11/26/2020

Hold the phones! The Meat & Poultry Hotline is OPEN right now! Chat with a live agent @ 1-888-674-6854. Open until 2PM EST. #HappyThanksgiving

To keep the Thanksgiving holiday memorable, make sure you don’t forget the after part of the meal- the leftovers! https:...
11/25/2020

To keep the Thanksgiving holiday memorable, make sure you don’t forget the after part of the meal- the leftovers! https://go.usa.gov/x77W5

We want to help make your Thanksgiving easy as pie! Plan your day the food safe way with this helpful timeline of events...
11/24/2020

We want to help make your Thanksgiving easy as pie! Plan your day the food safe way with this helpful timeline of events.

Don’t make turkey frying a disaster this #Thanksgiving! Things to remember before, during & after you fry a turkey → htt...
11/23/2020

Don’t make turkey frying a disaster this #Thanksgiving! Things to remember before, during & after you fry a turkey → https://go.usa.gov/xnbQt

Can I cook the turkey the day before Thanksgiving? YES! Remember to: ✔️ Cook all the way through to 165°F. ✔️ Carve the ...
11/22/2020

Can I cook the turkey the day before Thanksgiving? YES! Remember to:
✔️ Cook all the way through to 165°F.
✔️ Carve the meat off & store in small shallow containers.
✔️ Reheat to at least 165°F before serving.

First time preparing #Thanksgiving turkey? If you have any questions, our Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on Thanksg...
11/21/2020

First time preparing #Thanksgiving turkey? If you have any questions, our Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on Thanksgiving from 8AM-2PM EST! We’ve got you covered!

There’s still time to buy your frozen turkey! Remember to keep it in the fridge to thaw until you’re ready to cook! #Tha...
11/20/2020

There’s still time to buy your frozen turkey! Remember to keep it in the fridge to thaw until you’re ready to cook! #Thanksgiving #FoodSafety

Thanksgiving is one week away – the pressure is on! Cooking this special meal does not have to be intimidating. With a f...
11/19/2020

Thanksgiving is one week away – the pressure is on! Cooking this special meal does not have to be intimidating. With a few food safety reminders, you can ensure that you will be able to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal while remaining grateful and healthy. https://go.usa.gov/x7pmj

Thawing a smaller turkey (less than 20 lbs.)? Follow the methods below for tips!
11/18/2020

Thawing a smaller turkey (less than 20 lbs.)? Follow the methods below for tips!

Today is a good day to check your kitchen tools to make sure you have everything you need for a food safe Thanksgiving! ...
11/17/2020

Today is a good day to check your kitchen tools to make sure you have everything you need for a food safe Thanksgiving! Don’t forget things like a meat thermometer, multiple cutting boards & fresh dish towels!

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