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Blog Archives 2018

The holiday season is a time for celebration and great food. Don’t let merriment change to misery because food makes you or others ill. 

Tagged: Holiday

Mail-order foods have been around for awhile and now ordering online makes it easy to send or receive a tasty gift. Perhaps you placed an order for a gift of food for yourself or a family member or plan to send a gift of food. Either way, make sure it’s handled safely so you keep your family...

Posted in: Holidays
Tagged: Holiday | Gift

by Dr. Michelle Annette Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Food Safety, Produce Safety Staff, FDA

Pre-cut, bagged, pre-washed produce has increased in popularity over the last few years. The convenience of ready-to-eat bagged produce has allowed consumers with hectic...

Posted in: Food Safety
Tagged: Bagged Produce

The Sad Case of the Leftover Thanksgiving Doggy Bag

“Would you like a doggy bag to take home?” asks the waiter. “That would be great” says the diner. Nearly half of her dinner remains on the plate and will make a quick second meal for another day.

But wait. Here’...

Tagged: Leftovers

Are you curious about deep frying a turkey? I know you are! You’ve heard all the talk about how tasty they are; tender and juicy yet crispy on the outside. You’ve seen the turkey fryers and giant jugs of peanut oil. But you’re a little nervous. That’s a lot of hot oil! USDA’s Food Safety &...

Tagged: Thanksgiving

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