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Keep Food Safe Blog

Questions received to USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline about grilling meat and poultry increase during spring and summer months.  In anticipation of the unofficial beginning of the summer grilling season on Memorial Day weekend, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that...

Of course raw cookie dough isn’t as sweet as Mom—but it might be a close second! As you bake up a batch of Mother’s Day cookies, or help Mom with her famous family recipe, keep this information in mind to keep yourself and your mom safe.

Tagged: Cookie Dough | Baking

Now that we have served that delicious ham and brisket and hunted for our hard-cooked Easter eggs, callers to USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline have questions about the storage of these leftovers.  Here are some answers based on questions our Hotline food safety specialists have reviewed from...

Posted in: Seasonal
Tagged: Ham | Brisket

USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline gets extra busy this time of year with brisket, baked ham, and egg questions. Here are some Spring food safety tips based on questions our Hotline Food Safety Specialists have received from callers.

Posted in: Seasonal
Tagged: Brisket

Every year, one in six Americans will fall ill due to some form of food poisoning. Many times it’s the result of not cooking food to the right temperature. 

Posted in: Kitchen Safety
Tagged: Microwave | Food Prep