The Countdown

4-3 Weeks ahead: Invite guests, asking everyone to RSVP at least two weeks before Thanksgiving. 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 2 Weeks ahead: …

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 More the Merrier: Lots of People, Lots of Leftovers

When preparing for your special event, remember that there may be an invisible enemy ready to strike. It’s called BAC (foodborne bacteria), and it can make you sick. Lots of people and little time can create opportunities for mishandling and contamination.  After the big…

Handling Ingredients

Our Holiday meal favorites are foods made from scratch! Here are guidelines for the safe handling of a few of the ingredients that go into your holiday dishes. Foodborne illness can strike anyone. But If you are preparing foods for people who are at a higher…

Talking Turkey

Get all of the information you need for a safe holiday feast! Download our fun and friendly Thanksgiving Infographic. (Below).  Be prepared! Before purchasing your turkey, make ample space in your refrigerator, moving shelves if necessary. Fresh or frozen? There is no quality difference between a…

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….

Halloween food safety how-to

You didn’t invite them, but BAC and his germy friends, the 10 Least Wanted Pathogens, might show up at your Halloween bash whether you like it or not. Your best defense against a food fright? Learn how to recognize these invisible fiends and fight them…

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…