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Safe Handling of Seafood

Selecting the Best Federal regulations require that all parts of the seafood industry implement safe handling practices to keep seafood safe. The regulations require that those handling seafood have...

Traveling with Food

Many families enjoy taking food along on trips for picnics and to keep little stomachs (and mouths) full while driving in the car. However, improperly stored food could result in an unwanted...

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 informa-tion will answer these...

Bag Lunch Safety

Whether it is students taking lunch to school or adults packing lunch for work, millions will take “bag” lunches with them each day and will want to make sure their food is safe to eat....

Leftovers

Keep Leftovers Safe Do not let leftovers make you sick! As soon as you finish a meal, put your leftovers in the refrigerator. Make sure that the temperature in your refrigerator is 41 °F or colder....

Cookware Safety

There are countless types of cookware. The applications and food safety considerations for common cookware are described below. Knowing these qualities will help you to make choices that are ideal...

Canning Venison

Deer and other wild game provide wholesome, nourishing food. These meats can be pressure canned for future use but should be handled carefully to guarantee safety and retain quality. Wild meat is...

Campylobacter jejuni

What is Campylobacter? Campylobacter jejuni is a species of bacterium that causes foodborne illness. It is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illnesses in the United States. The infectious...

Food Selection & Storage

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

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