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Category: Safe Handling

Keeping Foods Safe at Home

Of the millions of cases of foodborne illness that occur each year, most can be prevented. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises using these strategies to keep foods safe at home: Buy...

Food Storage: Pantry

Maintain Quality & Safety Storage does not improve the quality of any food. The quality of a food item will also not decrease significantly during storage as long as the food is stored properly...

Canning Foods at Home

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. The canning process involves placing foods in jars and heating them to a temperature that destroys microorganisms...

Safe Handling of Fish

Selecting the Best Spotting a Safe Seafood Seller: Always purchase fish from a dealer that maintains high quality. Based on FDA’s Food Code, here are some ways of spotting a safe fish dealer:...

Holiday Meats—Not Just Turkey!

Turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday meals in South Carolina, but it’s not the only main dish tradition. Rib roast, ham, lamb, venison and pheasant are also popular choices. Small birds like...

The Food Safety of Sprouts

Sprouts are the immature growth that is produced from a germinated seed.  Depending on the seed type, the sprout is generally harvested 1 to 8 days after germination. At harvest the sprout will have...

Freezing Peaches

Peach season in South Carolina ushers in a time for peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach pie, and peaches plain. Besides offering a sweet treat, a medium raw peach will give you both vitamins A and...

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