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Safe Handling of Sausages & Hot Dogs

Selecting the Best Sausage There are so many varieties of sausages! How long can you store them—and where? Are they fully cooked or not? The following background information will answer these...

Safe Handling of Pork

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: When buying pork, look for cuts with a relatively small amount of fat over the outside and with meat that is firm and a grayish-pink color. For the best flavor and...

Apple Basics

Apple Information Always look for fresh-looking, firm apples with good color. Handle apples carefully to prevent bruises. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Warm temperatures cause...

Deli & Other Take-Out Foods

Deli sandwich meats, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, Mexican food, Chinese food, and pizza are examples of take-out foods that have become a regular part of our American lifestyle. How should these...

Foodborne Illnesses: Bacteria

What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. Often people may not recognize that the illness is caused by...

Food Irradiation

New types of harmful bacteria or evolving forms of older ones that can cause serious illness have led scientists to develop technologies that can help safeguard the nation’s food supply. A...

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