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Baseball’s Most Beloved All-Star

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will showcase some of the League’s best players in baseball’s 85th Midsummer Classic. While future Hall of Famers will be taking the field, we want to highlight baseball’s biggest star not on the American or National League roster (no,...

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed: Delicious and Safe

 woman breakfast in bed with family on Mother's Day

On Mother’s Day, many kids prepare and serve breakfast in bed...

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New Updates for FoodSafety.gov Blog

Woman in kitchen reading from laptop with food on the counter

When it comes to food safety, we here at FoodSafety.gov...

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Eggs for Easter: Great Food But Handle Safely

Eggs for Easter: Great Food But Handle Safely

Eggs have been used as food for about 6 million years. The ancient...

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Setting the Record Straight on FSIS Inspector Vacancy Rates

Recently, the New York Times published an article claiming that job vacancies in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are leading to more food recalls. That’s not true.  The fact is, vacancies within the agency do not mean there are less inspectors on the job in our nation’s meat plants...

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Preparing Chitterlings for the Holidays

For some people, chitterlings are a reminder of home, family, culture, and holidays -- and either you really love them or you don’t. Chitterlings are the small intestines of a hog and are especially popular in the southern United States.

If you’ve never eaten chitterlings (more commonly...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Help: Plan Ahead

Let’s face it, in November, a turkey will most likely find its way onto your menu. Planning ahead can help ensure that your special meal is successful, safe, and stress-free. If you have questions, the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline offers planning tips and shares their top turkey questions and...

Home Canning: Keep Your Family Safe!

Elizabeth L. Andress, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist, University of Georgia

Home canning—what better way to enjoy the fruits of your labor and save money? National movements to promote home canning are gaining momentum, and people are returning to home...

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Check the dates for food on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is probably the most popular date night of the year. Romance and special dinners fill the bill either at home or at a restaurant. A different kind of dating is useful when it comes to food safety—food product dating.

While people can enjoy dinner with their “dates,” there...

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Spring Celebrations: What’s on Your Menu?

USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline gets extra busy this time of year with brisket, baked ham, and egg questions. Here are some Spring food safety tips based on questions our Hotline Food Safety Specialists have received from callers.

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