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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.

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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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Spring Training: Food Safety for Kids

Inviting toddlers into the kitchen is a recipe for trouble—think nonstop spills—but there are some age appropriate tasks that kids can learn, which will help alleviate suppertime stress.

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Enjoy Safe Kabobs at Your Next Spring Gathering!

Before you throw a few of those lamb kabobs that are so popular this time of year on the fire, a little preparation can ensure your guests don’t get sick at your first spring gathering.

When Something Strange Happens to Your Food — Who You Gonna Call?

It’s Friday morning and you get out of bed, ready for another day at work, and you are excited that the pot roast you put in your slow cooker the night before is hot and ready to pack for lunch.

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Don’t Let Bad Bacteria Spring Forward

Spring is back and you know what that means—warmer temperatures. And who likes warmer temperatures in addition to us fun-loving humans? Yes, that’s right, tiny, invisible bacteria. These creatures thrive and multiply unseen in the warmth of the season, and if you aren’t careful, these bad...

Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk

Raw food isn’t always healthier. Learn about the dangers of drinking unpasteurized milk.

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Post-Game Plays: Food Safety Tips for Leftovers

How long are your Super Bowl leftovers safe to eat? Follow this post-game guide.

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Game Day Food Safety Tips

Follow this game day playbook for a food-safe Super Bowl party.

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