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Tag: Raw

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing ...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
Tagged: Sprouts | Raw | Outbreak

Over the past two weeks as part of the Food Safe Families campaign, I’ve blogged about the basic food safety steps of cook and clean. Both are important but easy to ...

Posted in: Check Your Steps
Tagged: Separate | Raw | Meat

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 ...

Posted in: Holidays
Tagged: Chitterlings | Pig | Raw

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