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Category: Kitchen Safety

What is one of the most important thing you can do to fight food poisoning? Here are a few hints:

  • It takes only 20 seconds (if you do it the right way).
  • It requires only 3 ingredients.
  • Anyone can do it, even very young children.

The answer ...

Posted in: Kitchen Safety
Tagged: Wash Hands | Hygiene

Because you can't tell if food has reached a safe internal temperature just by looking at it.
Is it done yet? How do you know when your hamburger is done? Because it's brown in the middle? Looking at the color of the food is not enough—you have to use a food ...

Posted in: Kitchen Safety
Tagged: Thermometer

On behalf of everyone in government who works to keep your food safe, welcome to the FoodSafety.gov blog!

By way of introduction, I’m the manager of the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline. The Hotline is a toll-free telephone service that is available year round, Monday through Friday, to ...

Posted in: Kitchen Safety
Tagged: Meat | Raw | Refrigerator | Freezer | Poultry

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