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Leftover Safety: Know the Basics to Keep Your Family Safe

Yesterday, you probably indulged in turkey, stuffing and a variety of side dishes. Today, you may be considering a turkey sandwich with cranberries and gravy for lunch. A few questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge are: Have my leftovers been kept out of the “danger zone”? Was my food cooled rapidly? Were my… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving From a Food-Safety Perspective

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Thanksgiving Food Safety: From Fridge to Table and Back Again

The turkey is in the fridge (or on the counter in cold water), thawed and ready for preparation. You’ve selected the perfect size of bird for your guests, be it 18, 20 or maybe even 25. Hopefully, there will be enough for leftovers. As you cook your Thanksgiving meal today, Food Safety News reminds you… Continue Reading

Food Safety Paying the Price of Higher Grocery Prices?

The Food Price Index – produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – suggests we are paying less for food this year than we did for much of 2010 and 2011. But research conducted in the United Kingdom finds that these tight food budgets might have some food safety ramifications. According… Continue Reading

The Sad Case of the Leftover Thanksgiving Doggy Bag

“Would you like a doggy bag to take home?” asks the waiter. “That would be great” says the diner. Nearly half of her dinner remains on the plate and will make a quick second meal for another day. But wait. Here’s the same diner calling the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline… Continue Reading