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Holiday Food Safety and Food Allergies

The holidays can be a challenging time for those with food allergies, an estimated 4% of adults and 8% of children in the U.S. Here are nine tips to help navigate safely through the season. If you are hosting a holiday event, check with your guests about allergies before planning […]

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Game Day Food Safety

Personal Foul: Illegal Use of Hands Protect yourself and guests from illegal use of hands. A good host needs to be mindful of potential handoffs that could spell disaster for any party. Wash your hands before and after preparing foods–with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Keep your […]

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Crockpot and Slow Cooker Food Safety

Important Slow Cooker Food Safety Tips… Do not lift the lid unnecessarily during the cooking cycle. Each time the lid is raised, the internal temperature drops 10 – 15 degrees. It takes approximately 20 minutes to recover the lost heat, which extends the required cooking time and increases the food […]