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How to Prevent Foodborne Pathogens from Crashing Your Party

The summer is now in full swing with cookouts, picnics, and potluck reunions! When planning menus for these events, remember to factor in food safety when cooking meals for large groups. By following our basic food safety tips, you can ensure that your guests won’t be felled by a foodborne...

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Fresh Produce Recalls: What Consumers Should Do

The recent recall of fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (a plum/apricot hybrid) makes this a good time to think about what consumers should do if they have, or think they may have, any of the recalled products.

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Four Steps to a Food Safe Eid ul-Fitr

Traditional Moroccan meal for Eid ul-Fitr after the fast for Ramadan has been broken.

Ramadan will end early next week.  This...

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Recipes Just Got Safe with Our New Online Tool

Online recipe sites are great sources of inspiration when you’re looking to prepare a delicious meal for you and your family. But while these sites often offer great photographs of food and delightful anecdotes, food safety tips are rarely mentioned. We know that cooking is fun but getting food...

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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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