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Food Safety Education Month 2021

Meet Food Safety Chef, who will share ways you can handle and keep food safe in your home kitchen.

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Seasons Change, but Food Safety Steps Shouldn’t

Keep food safe during road trips, camping, and beach trips.

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Safe Selection and Handling of Fish and Shellfish

Follow these safety tips for buying, preparing, and storing fish and shellfish – and you and your family can safely enjoy the fine taste and good nutrition of seafood.

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Avoid Foodborne Illness During Temporary Power Outages

If your home experiences a temporary power outage, here are some key reminders to keep your food out of the Danger Zone.

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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