Category: Safe Handling

Effects of Temperature on Food

Background “Last night I left cooked roast beef on the counter to cool before refrigerating but fell asleep and discovered it this morning. I immediately put it in the refrigerator. Since the...

Safe Handling of Beef

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: Choose beef that is bright red in color from the fresh meat case. Vacuum packaged beef will be maroon because it has not been exposed to oxygen. Choose beef that is...

Mailing Food Gifts to Military

The most important thing to remember when mailing food gifts to U.S. service members overseas is to choose foods that are not perishable, can tolerate a range of temperatures, and will not break...

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...

How to Cook Turkey

Food safety is important when cooking a turkey. Improperly cooked turkey could make your family sick. Thawing a Turkey Three ways are safe—in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30...

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is now required for many foods found in your local grocery store. COOL gives consumers information about the origin of their foods. Food operations such as...

Fresh-Caught Fish

Maintaining Quality in the Catch Fresh-caught fish from either freshwater or saltwater must be handled properly to avoid spoilage and to maintain a delicate flavor, firm texture and a pleasing odor....

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