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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 12h
: Mannarich Food, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced without Benefit of Import Inspection
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USDA Food Safety 15h
You’ve mastered putting away holiday gifts but what about groceries? Even though it’s getting cold out, remember you still have to store perishables within 2 hours of purchase, no matter the outdoor temperature!
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USDA Food Safety 16h
Traveling to a holiday party with food this weekend? Remember to keep hot foods HOT & cold foods COLD. Ice packed coolers & warm towels or insulated bags work perfect!
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USDA Food Safety Dec 14
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.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 14
Hams: there are so many kinds, and their storage times & cooking times can be quite confusing. Prevent spoilage by using our recommended storage times! ⬇
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USDA Food Safety Dec 14
Don’t cross contaminate! Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from other foods in the shopping cart, in the fridge, and while preparing food.
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USDA Food Safety Dec 13
: Vermont Packinghouse, LLC Recalls Raw Intact Bone-In Beef Products due to Possible Specified Risk Materi...
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USDA Food Safety Dec 13
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 Dec 13
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 Dec 13
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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