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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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Is Food Safety in Your Chinese New Year Fortune?

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February 19 marks the start of Chinese New Year. This is a centuries-old occasion when Chinese families come together...

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For World Cancer Day 2015: Food Safety is Critical for Cancer Patients and Survivors

February 4 is World Cancer Day and the perfect time to talk about why food safety is so important for the nearly 15 million Americans who are cancer survivors and the 1.7 million people in the United States projected to be diagnosed with cancer this year.

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Don’t Let Bacteria Score a Touchdown at Your Super Bowl Party

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Penalty Free Chicken Wings for Game Day

The star of most Super Bowl parties is the chicken wing, crispy and covered in a delicious sauce. If you are going to make wings for your Super Bowl party, follow these steps to make sure your dinner’s star player is safe to eat. You don’t want to get a penalty for giving your guests food...

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