By Events and Seasons
Whether you’re planning a small summer cookout or a big holiday celebration, a camping trip or a potluck dinner, make sure your plans include food safety. Perhaps salmonella or e. coli is not the first thing you think about when you put together the menu and the guest list. But to keep your event from being remembered for all the wrong reasons, it’s important to follow a few precautions.
|Parties and Large Groups|
Don’t invite harmful bacteria to your party! When food for parties and large groups is prepared in different locations by different people, how can you make sure that everyone prepares and stores food safely?
|Back to School|
After a fun-filled summer, it’s time to start packing school lunches again. Following a few basic tips can ensure that your lunches are delicious, nutritious—and safe.
|Summer and Vacation|
Foodborne illnesses tend to increase during the summer months for two reasons. One reason is that bacteria tend to multiply faster when it’s warm. Another reason is that people are cooking outside more, away from the refrigerators, thermometers, and washing facilities of a kitchen.
When you think about the holidays, does the taste of a freshly baked pumpkin pie or the aroma of a home-cooked turkey dinner come to mind? No matter what’s on your menu, food is always a central part of holiday festivities. But holiday meals can take a turn for the worse if food safety isn’t a regular ingredient in preparing food.