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6 Packing Tips to Eat Safely When Camping

More Latinos are braving the great outdoors, and they are camping more often than non-Latino campers. In 2016, nearly one million people began camping and about 12 percent of those new campers were Latino, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

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Food Safety Checklist for College Students

Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move.

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Vibriosis 101: Oyster Food Safety

Raw oysters can ruin your summer. That is because you can get very sick from eating raw oysters. Learn about vibriosis, a disease linked to raw oysters – and how to protect your health when it comes to oysters and certain other shellfish.

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Begin Your Outdoor Adventure With These Food Safety Camping Essentials

Camping provides an excellent opportunity to connect with nature and take a break from the hectic, technology-driven lifestyle. Load up the car or truck, pack up family or friends, and check that list to make sure you have the camping essentials — navigation, flashlight, nutrition and of course...

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Summer Home Canning Tips

Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends. But it can be risky—or even deadly—if not done correctly and safely.

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Smoke It Low ‘N Slow

If you love smoked meats, you will be happy to know it’s easy to create a smoked – and safe – flavor on your smoker grill. All you need is low temperature heat, water, flavored wood chips, several hours of smoke and, of course, food safety, for a great tasting meal.

Keep these food safety...

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Stop Food Poisoning from Crashing Your Wedding

It’s officially wedding season, and planning for such a big event can be overwhelming! From organizing a bridal shower menu to researching reception venues and honeymoon destinations, don’t overlook an essential part of every celebration – FOOD SAFETY!

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Heating Things Up: The Meat and Poultry Hotline’s Popular Summer Questions

It is summertime and the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline agents are heating things up by answering your food safety questions! Hotline experts keep the public safe from foodborne illness by answering calls on all sorts of food safety topics.

As a technical information specialist on the...

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Stay Cool on the Hiking Trail

If the warmer temperature draws you outdoors for a brisk hike through the mountains or even your local park, be sure to stay cool on the hiking trail. Every hiker understands the importance of fueling their bodies while climbing through rugged terrain, but keep in mind that food, if not properly...

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DIY Weddings and Food Safety

Since catering is one of the largest expenses in a wedding budget, couples can often find themselves struggling to satisfy their visions of a dream wedding and finicky guests. One of the ways couples can please guests and keep costs low is by doing the catering themselves.

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