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Keep Food Safe Blog

The need for speed. Lack of oven space. Family traditions. Power outages.

All are reasons many cooks might look for ways to roast a whole turkey outside the usual oven. Consider the following methods suggested by the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline.

But first, a message about food...

Washing anything makes it cleaner and safer, right? Not necessarily. Wash your hands, but not the turkey! Many consumers think that washing their turkey will remove bacteria and make it safer.

However, it’s virtually impossible to wash bacteria off the bird. Instead, juices that splash...

Where Food Poisoning Begins…It May Surprise You

Where does foodborne illness (commonly called food poisoning) originate?  If you guessed “in the kitchen,” you’d be missing a big part of the picture.  Although disease...

Tagged Food Prep | Kitchen

There is a new Food Safety public service announcement online with helpful advice on how to keep food safe for consumption. The latest video is called “Contaminated Carbo Load.”

The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with...

Tagged Video | Ad Council

The year is 1985. The top TV program was “Dynasty” followed closely by “Dallas.” Microwave popcorn had just been introduced. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline opened its phone lines July 1, beginning 28 years of...

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