Don’t Wing It

Practice safe poultry handling at the store and at home. A few simple Do’s and Don’ts on Touch and Temp will help you reduce the risk of illness from common germs.

Top 10 Home Food Safety Myths and Facts

Over the past eight years, the Partnership for Food Safety Education has debunked commonly-held food safety myths. This year, we are taking a look back at some of the most popular of these myths and the facts that disprove them. Take a look! As always,…

Planning Tips

Invite guests, asking everyone to RSVP before the event so you know how much Find out if your guests have special dietary requirements. Make sure you have enough tables, chairs, glassware and dinnerware or make arrangements to borrow or purchase Decide on the menu…

The Kitchen

Use hot water and soap to clean the sink, counters, cutting boards, pans, knives, thermometer and other utensils and serving pieces. You might want to sanitize the countertop and your cutting boards. To do this use a diluted bleach solution of 1T unscented liquid bleach (not…

Take-Out Sanity

Busy, busy, busy. Multi-tasking Americans have a love affair with take-out foods, heat and eat entrees and other meal items they can pick up at a restaurant or grocery store on their way home. Some foods are hot and some are cold when purchased….

Food Safety on the Move

Food Safety on the Move Flyer  If you’re on the move with food, remember these food safety tips: Bring soap to wash hands. Always wash hands before and after handling food. Soap and water is best – hand sanitizer will do if running water isn’t…

Grill Master

A true “Grill Master” always knows to clean, separate, cook and chill to ensure a pleasant cookout for all. Download the flyer you need to be a Grill Master Get the Grill Master Poster  Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at…

Seven Super Steps to Safe Food in the Summer

During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and egg products. The warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but they also provide…

Safe Microwaving

When it comes to Convenience Foods, Cook It Safe 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….