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Black History Month is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of Black Americans and recognize their central role
in U.S. history such as Dr. George Washington Carver, one of the greatest agricultural scientists in history.
By the end of this week, you might be bacon us to stop. But the steaks are just too high! We had a meating and decided the best way to celebrate is with and meaty meals! Comment your fav 🥩 pun or meal!
Planning snacks for ? While you watch your team make it to the end zone, remember to keep your food out of the DANGER ZONE by planning to:
♨️Keep hot food hot
❄️ Keep cold food cold
🕒 Never leave food out of the fridge over 2 hours
When washing your leafy greens, like spinach and lettuce, always:
• Get rid of any torn or bruised leaves
• Rinse leaves under running water
• Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel
: When using a slow cooker, cut large pieces of meat into smaller pieces before adding it to the pot to ensure its cooked thoroughly. More tips here -> https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/slow-cookers-and-food-safety
Winter weather headed your way? Save this infographic and always stay prepared and stay !
Adults 65 years and older are 4 times more likely than other people in the U.S. to get Listeria infections, the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the U.S. Prevent food poisoning in yourself and loved ones and www.fsis.usda.gov/news-events/news-press-releases/adults-65-and-older-risk-population-why
Are you staying out of the cold weather and getting food delivered from restaurants? These meals should be eaten right away or refrigerated because cooked food can make you sick if it sits out for more than 2 hours. https://bit.ly/3C8x9Cq
Love lunch meat? Save this photo for future reference and stay
January is National Soup Month! tip: Never 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.
: The term “egg products” refers to eggs that have been removed from their shells for processing at facilities called breaker plants. Get it? BREAKER plants! 🤭Something to think about next time you crack an 🥚. https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/Are-all-egg-products-pasteurized
Remember to always thaw meat or poultry in the refrigerator, cold water, or microwave before putting it in your slow cooker. Don’t thaw it on the counter. https://bit.ly/3FZlpDt
Feeling ill? Fever, nausea & vomiting, upset stomach & diarrhea are just a few of the signs of food poisoning. Know the signs. Learn more https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/foodborne-illness-and-disease
Jan 12 is Curried Chicken Day! 💬 Comment w/ a 📷 of your curried chicken dishes and remember to freeze or consume your leftovers within four days to stay .
Raw milk DOES NOT kill dangerous pathogens by itself. Pasteurization helps to provide safe, nutrient-rich milk and cheese. Debunk common myths about raw milk by getting the facts:
Are you a deep dish or thin crust lover? Tip ➡ When pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, harmful bacteria can grow and multiply rapidly, leading to foodborne illness. Don't let precious pizza leftovers go to waste! Keep 'em !
Trying a new healthy recipe to start out 2023? Remember to include this key step - wash hands after handling uncooked meat, chicken and other poultry, seafood, flour, or eggs. https://bit.ly/3jvqprY
What are you cooking for Sunday dinner? DYK harmful bacteria in raw or undercooked meat & poultry have no scent or taste & cannot be seen? That’s why it’s important to use a food thermometer to verify your food reaches a safe temp➡️ www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/kitchen-thermometers
Show of hands if you use your 📲 to follow food recipes 🖐 Well, you better go wash those hands! If you use your phone while cooking, be sure to follow these steps to prevent foodborne illness via cross-contamination:
It’s time we started asking the tough questions like, how do you take your eggs? 💬
Sorry, we’re just really eggcited to celebrate and all the hard work FSIS Inspectors do to protect the public’s health. 🥚 Learn more: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/eggs/egg-products-and-food-safety
It’s ! 💬 Comment with a spaghetti gif if a bowl is in your future and remember to stay by following these steps while preparing your meals:
Learn more 👉 www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/steps-keep-food-safe
DYK children younger than five years are at an increased risk for foodborne illness & related health complications because their immune systems are still developing? Find out how to keep your kiddos 🚸 https://bit.ly/3WvQ02J
What have you meal prepped for this week? 💬 Whether you’re kicking off the new year with healthy meal prep habits or it’s already your routine, don’t let foodborne illness delay you from reaching your goals! Cooked meals are only safe for up to 4 days in the fridge.
It’s a New Year and a great opportunity to start healthy habits by clearing the fridge of expired holiday leftovers! 💬 What’s the first thing you’re tossing out? 🗑️ Download our FoodKeeper app to keep your food fresh and safe. https://bit.ly/3WRykyg
Cheers to a happy and healthy new year! Start the year off right by learning about food safety and how to prevent food poisoning: https://bit.ly/3HHO9mQ
Ring in the New Year with food safety! 🎉 while enjoying those tasty snacks tomorrow night, remember to follow these 4 steps: Clean, Separate, Cook & Chill!
Are you feeling ill after all the holiday eating? Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning, how soon they start, and what common food sources are: https://bit.ly/3V35xp4
Are those holiday leftovers still in the fridge? If it’s only been 3-4 days, heat & eat or freeze them asap! Otherwise, it’s time to discard. Frozen, leftovers can last up to six months (for best quality).
Heard about a meat, poultry, or egg product recall through the grapevine, but want to find more information to keep you and your family safe? We have a dedicated page on the website for you to easily reference:
Find recalls and alerts on FoodSafety.gov about food that may cause consumers to become ill.
Pulling out the slow cooker? Here are some tips that will help keep you food safe! https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/slow-cookers-and-food-safety
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
⚠Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 hours. Fruit pies are ONLY safe for 2 days at room temp, and 1 week in the fridge!
Parents & Caregivers: Did you know children under 5 have a higher risk of foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing? Keep them safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by avoiding certain foods.
Does your holiday recipe call for raw eggs? Always use pasteurized eggs to make holiday foods like eggnog, tiramisu, or hollandaise sauce. Learn more tips: https://bit.ly/3gYjczS
The shortest day of the year calls for a yummy stew! If you make more than you can eat, be sure you store it properly: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/leftovers-and-food-safety
Raw flour is not ready-to-eat and may contain harmful bacteria. Make sure raw dough or batter is fully cooked or baked before eating. Don’t taste raw dough or batter, even if it’s tempting to take a bite! https://bit.ly/3VJRvtk
If you plan on eating ham this season, keep food safety in mind! Ham that requires cooking must reach an internal temperature of 145°F with a 3-min rest. Read more tips here: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/d1df4c79-ad2b-4dd4-a802-ed78cd14409d/Ham_and_Food_Safety.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
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