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…

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…

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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.…

As Hurricane Sandy hits the Mid Atlantic, causing widespread damage in the form of flooding and downed trees, it also poses an invisible threat in the form of food spoilage. More than five million people have already lost power due to lines downed by the storm, and millions more are expected to be without electricity…

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages. To make sure ghosts, witches and spiders are the only things to be afraid of on Halloween, follow these food safety tips:

Safe Treats


Give your child a good meal before trick-or-treating to prevent them from snacking on candy and treats. Urge them to wait …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane Irene to minimize the potential for foodborne illnesses in the event of power outages, flooding, and other problems that could be associated with the storm.

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“Hurricanes not only pose dangers to …