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Maintain Food Safety While Cutting Food Waste

The main sources of food waste in the United States are the food industry and consumers.

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Three Ways to Keep Food Safe When You Lose Power

Learn essential tips for keeping food safe during a power outage.

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Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

Subscription meal kits, mail-order food, and home-delivered groceries offer convenience. Make sure food safety is part of the package, too.

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Today's Lesson: Prepare Safe Lunches

Learn how to plan and prepare safe lunches for your children, whether they're returning to school or distance learning.

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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