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Keep Food Safe Blog

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...

Tagged Wash Hands | Hygiene

Just before Christmas, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Obama signed into law on January 4, 2011. Here’s a quick look at some of the provisions in the new law:

  • Issuing recalls: For the first time, FDA
  • ...

For some people, chitterlings are a reminder of home, family, culture, and holidays -- and either you really love them or you don’t. Chitterlings are the small intestines of a hog and are especially popular in the southern United States.

If you’ve never eaten chitterlings (more commonly...

Tagged Chitterlings | Pig | Raw

Homemade eggnog is a tradition in many families during the holiday season. But each year this creamy drink causes many cases of Salmonella. The ingredient responsible? Usually raw or undercooked eggs.

Eggs are a standard ingredient in most homemade eggnog recipes, giving the...

The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline talked to about 350 people on Thanksgiving Day about thawing, preparing and storing turkey. Most people were right on track and just needed some reassuring about handling the big bird. Some people, however, called about situations that could be disastrous – or...

Tagged Holiday | Christmas

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