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Cinco de Mayo: How to Prepare Shredded Meat and Poultry Safely

In the U.S. and aboard, many will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by hosting large parties, cooking delicious traditional Mexican foods and drinking margaritas.

Food Safety: A changing landscape in a global world

The theme for World Health Day 2015 is food safety. The farm to plate journey for our food follows a global pipeline that means an ever changing food supply chain for U.S. consumers.

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Focus on Food Safety on World Health Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) is devoting World Health Day, April 7, 2015, to the critical importance of food safety, with the theme “From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe.” WHO estimates that unsafe food is linked to the deaths of 2 million people annually – including many children.  Food...

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New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your New Tool for Smart Food Storage

How many times have you gone into your pantry or refrigerator, only to find that what you were going to use in your meal was spoiled? The USDA, Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute would like to help you avoid that problem in the future with our new application, the FoodKeeper....

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Quick Food Safety Tips during Spring Festivities

Spring is here. That means Easter and Passover are right around the corner. If you’re hosting a holiday lunch or dinner for your family or friends, please follow our simple tips to serve up a food safe festivity.

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How About Them Caramel Apples...With Listeria?

Oh, how sweet it is to enjoy a caramel apple when autumn sweeps in! Maybe you like yours topped with nuts? Sprinkles? How about chocolate?

But who knew that this past fall, certain caramel...

The Kitchen Towel Playbook

Prevent cross contamination by using kitchen towels properly.

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Cleaning the House? Don’t Forget the Refrigerator

When cleaning, many don’t include their refrigerators on their list of places to check. Cleaning your refrigerator and freezer is an important step in any cleaning regime.  Doing so will help you prevent foodborne illness.

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Help! How Do I Cook Corned Beef Safely for St. Patrick’s Day?

So you’re thinking of making corned beef and cabbage for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day but not sure how to do it safely, right? Well, you’re not alone.

Every year the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline receives lots of questions this time of year about the safe handling, storage and preparation...

New Research Provides Tips for Making Your Home Food Preparation Safer

During a recent study from Kansas State University (KSU) 120 parents were observed while cooking in a test kitchen. After participants were finished cooking, samples were taken...

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