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Food Safety and Inspection Service educates consumers about the importance of safe food handling & how to reduce the risks associated with foodborne illness.
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USDA Food Safety 1h
: Vermont Packinghouse, LLC Recalls Raw Intact Bone-In Beef Products due to Possible Specified Risk Materi...
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USDA Food Safety 7h
E. coli Outbreak Update: Don’t eat romaine lettuce from Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Barbara counties in northern and central California. Check labels on products. If you can’t tell where it was grown, don’t eat it.
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USDA Food Safety 13h
Children ↓ 5 have a higher risk of food poisoning because their immune systems are still developing. Keep them safe from foodborne illness this holiday by avoiding certain foods. Unpasteurized apple cider & raw cookie dough are on the naughty list! 🤶
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USDA Food Safety 14h
Keeping your food at safe temps during your holiday parties isn’t as daunting as it may seem. We broke it down into easy options for you & your partygoers here! →
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
And that's a wrap! Thanks for joining us & . Did we miss your question? Just ask Karen! Your personal expert on handling & storing food safely & preventing food poisoning. Head to
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T4: If you said 4 days, you’re right! Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days OR frozen for 3 to 4 months. Although safe indefinitely, frozen leftovers can lose moisture & flavor when stored for longer times in the freezer.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: 📣 Trivia! How long can you keep leftovers in the fridge!?
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T4: To prevent bacterial growth in safely handled leftovers, it's important to cool food rapidly when the party is over. To do this, divide large amounts of food into shallow containers.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T4: Party’s over? Discard any perishable foods that have been left out for longer than 2 hours to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
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CDC Dec 12
T4: It’s OK to put hot foods directly into the refrigerator. Make sure to divide large pots of soup/stews, and big roasts, into small quantities before refrigerating so they’ll cool quickly enough to prevent bacteria from growing.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: If you’re traveling for the holidays & plan to take food items, it’s best to plan ahead. Account for traffic & weather. The 2 hour rule matters on the road, too!
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HHS.gov Dec 12
Don’t just wing it. Check turkey temp in innermost part of thigh, wing, and thickest part of breast.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: Having trouble deciding if a holiday recipe is safe? Call the Meat & Poultry Hotline to chat with a expert! We’re open M-F 10AM to 6PM EST! 1-888-MPHotline
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: Pregnant women should be especially attentive to around the holidays. Some seemingly safe foods can have adverse effects on the health of mother & child, so we put together these easy-to-follow tips!
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foodsafety.gov Dec 12
T3: Baking cookies? Don't lick the bowl—raw flour and raw eggs could make you sick
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: Make preventing foodborne illness simple this season by keeping hot foods HOT & cold foods COLD! USDA’s how-to guide on how to safely do this here ➡️ It’s really easy!
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
T3: Cooking for a crowd? You’ll want to know how to: ✅ Keep food cold. ✅ Keep food hot. ✅ Reheat. ✅ Serve.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
A2: Having your event catered can definitely save time during the hustle & bustle of the holidays. Need to keep them warm until party time? Put them on chaffing dishes or pop them in the oven to keep warm, above 140°F.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 12
A2: Ordering takeout for your holiday festivities? Delivered foods can cause illness when mishandled, too! Tips to keep your takeout food safe here:
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Parents Magazine Dec 12
T2. Let’s move to the next topic. What tips should you follow if you aren’t doing the holiday cooking, but are eating out?
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