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Cyber Monday? Leftover day — trash em’ if you’ve got em’

According to food safety guidelines from most public health agencies, today is the last day to safely eat refrigerated leftovers from Thursday’s holiday meal, and if you didn’t get them into cold storage within two hours of the feasting, you should have tossed them on Thanksgiving Day. For the coming holiday season and all through… Continue Reading

Don’t poison the family: Wash your hands, not the turkey

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Editor’s note: Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Millions of Americans are about to gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked… Continue Reading

Teach kids to be cool with school lunches from home

Opinion

Editor’s note: These suggestions come from a tip sheet written by Marianne Gravely, technical information specialist for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and published Aug. 16, 2016. Additional information isfrom USDA’s “Keep Lunches Safe” page. There’s a certain week when you know the summer is over. It’s when you start seeing the school supply… Continue Reading

Don’t let foodborne pathogens poison summer celebrations

While you’re enjoying the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, barbecues, traveling to see family and friends, or just relaxing at home, remember to include safe food handling practices to help keep foodborne pathogens out of the celebrations. The dangers posed by foodborne pathogens increase during hot weather and around water, as indicated by a recent illness outbreak reported in… Continue Reading

6 Food Safety Tips for Your Next Cookout

August is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a cookout or picnic for the dog days of summer, here are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety to help keep you and your family and friends from getting sick. 1. Wash Your Hands Always wash your hands before and after handling food…. Continue Reading

USDA Issues Food Safety Tips for People Affected by Hurricanes Iselle and Julio

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for the state of Hawaii due to the forecast for severe weather conditions related to Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. Category 1 Hurricane Iselle was expected to arrive on the Big Island by Thursday evening, bringing heavy rains, winds gusting up… Continue Reading

Tailgating Food Safety Tips for Rivalry Weekend

The world of college football traditionally reserves Thanksgiving weekend for its rivalry bowls. And with big bowl games, tailgating parties are never too far behind. Considering the amount of potentially hazardous food prepared at many tailgating parties, Food Safety News has compiled a number of food safety recommendations to keep in mind over the weekend. Keep… Continue Reading