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Grilled Foods

A Summer Grilling How-To

One of the awesome things about grilling is that you can grill pretty much anything! Use these tips to enjoy delicious and safely grilled food all summer long.

Vegetables in jars

Home Canning and Botulism

Home canning is an excellent way to preserve foods. But it can be risky, or even deadly, if not done correctly and safely.

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Keep Food “Cool for the Summer” to Avoid Foodborne Illness

Rising temperatures bring food safety risks. During warm weather it’s even more important to make sure your food is safe by keeping it “cool for the summer.”

Wind Weather Storm

Food Safety in a Disaster or Emergency

Find out how to keep food safe before, during, and after emergencies, such as floods, fires, natural disasters, or the loss of power.

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety

Clean

Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.

Separate

Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread illness-causing bacteria to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.

Cook

Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.

Chill

Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.

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