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FLUFood Safety During the Holidays!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it is important to remember to practice proper food safety while preparing or handling food. Foodborne illness causes an estimated 76 million people to become sick each year. Most people become sick by eating contaminated foods or beverages.  Food is always an important part of holiday festivities, but holiday meals can take a turn for the worse if food safety isn’t a regular ingredient in preparing and cooking the food.

The USDA and FoodSafety.gov have identified four basic guidelines that you can follow during your holiday meal preparations, as well as anytime you prepare food. Remember clean, separate, cook, and chill.

Clean

Separate

Cook

Chill

More information on food safety during the holidays can be found at the link below.

http://www.cdc.gov/media/subtopic/matte/pdf/foodsafe_maindish.pdf
http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/events/holidays/

 

July 5, 2017