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Cook It Safe

When it comes to Convenience Foods, Cook It Safe

 

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Many Americans' freezers are stocked with fast, tasty convenience foods.  While the shortest distance between the freezer and the table may be the microwave oven, not all convenience foods can be cooked in the microwave. Challenge yourself to Cook It Safe!

Prevent foodborne illness due to under-cooking frozen or other convenience foods with these four simple tips: 

1. Read and Follow Package Cooking Instructions.

2. Know When to Use a Microwave or Conventional Oven.

3. Know Your Microwave Wattage Before Microwaving Food.

4. Always use a Food Thermometer to Ensure a Safe Internal Temperature.

 

 

 

                                                                        Downloads:

                                                                        Cook It Safe Brochure           

                                                                        Cocine sin Riesgos (brochure in Spanish)

                                                                        Cook it Safe Magnet

                                                                        Cocine sin Riesqos  (magnet in Spanish)

                                                                        Cook it Safe Poster (two sided- English/Spanish)

                                                                        Cook It Safe Graphic

                                                                        Watch the Cook It Safe Videos

                                                                        Read the Blog Post

 

The Cook It Safe campaign was created in partnership with industry groups and the federal government to provide consumer guidelines on the safe cooking of frozen and ready-to-eat convenience foods.

 

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