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Winter Weather Food Safety

With the hurricane season of late summer and early fall behind us, it may be tempting to believe that the weather-related threats to food safety are behind us as well.

Say No to Raw Dough

Say No to Raw Dough

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts.

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E. coli and Food Safety

Although most kinds of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Learn about E. coli and what you can do to help lower your chances of infection.

Fruit and Vegetable Safety

Fruit and Vegetable Safety

Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but it’s important that you select and prepare them safely.

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 germs 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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