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Tag: Ask Karen

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 ...

Some of the questions we hear most frequently at the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline include “Is food safe if left out overnight?” and “Should I wash chicken before cooking it?” We know people aren’t sitting at a computer when these questions occur, and they often need the answers right away. ...

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In my job as a bilingual technical information specialist with the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline, one of my responsibilities is to answer food safety questions from callers who speak Spanish. Since 2002, when we started offering our hotline services in Spanish, we’ve learned that the members ...

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