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Plan Ahead for Successful Holiday Meals

Use a thermometer to be confident the turkey is done! For safety and doneness, the turkey’s internal temperature should be checked with a food thermometer. The temperature of the turkey and the center of the stuffing must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F. Check the temperature in […]

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How to Pack a Cooler

Safely enjoy nutritious foods on your next trip by following these tips for packing a cooler. Plan Ahead Always clean the cooler well and dry before using. Clean both the inside and outside with a solution of mild soap and warm water. If the cooler has a drain, be sure […]

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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 […]