Safe Holiday Meal Tips and Planning

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Handling Ingredients

Delicious holiday meals made from scratch call for extra special care when handling ingredients. Here’s how to handle some of the most popular ingredients safety. 

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The Kitchen

Having a clean kitchen to create holiday dishes is an important part of a food safe holiday. Get yours holiday ready! 


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The More the Merrier: Lots of People, Lots of Leftovers

Bacteria love parties! Between food sitting out for too long and more leftovers than you can handle, you have to be extra cautious when handling food for parties. 

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Brilliant Buffets, Parties and Meals

Planning tips, countdowns, and more–all to help you plan tons of food safe holiday parties and meals. 


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USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline

Have an emergency holiday turkey question? Call the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline. 

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Glorious Goodies to Send and Receive

How can you be sure that food survives holiday shipping? It’s all in the planning. Follow these handy tips to make sure what you send and receive is handled properly.


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Shopping Tips

Don’t forget to practice food safety when shopping for your feast!

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Shareable Brochures, Flyers and Labels

Helpful flyers and even food storage labels help you practice food safety this holiday season.