Tag: safe food handling

Kids eating-Serving safe foods to young children
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Serving Safe Foods to Young Children

Safe food handling is especially important with foods served to children. Young children (ages 2-5) are more susceptible to illnesses caused by unsafe food because they do not have fully developed immune systems and they consume more food in relation to their weight than adults. Follow these tips to protect […]

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Safe Handling of Baby, Infant, and Toddler Food

Safe food handling is critical when feeding babies – they are more susceptible to foodborne illnesses since their immune systems are still developing. Follow these tips to help protect the health of young ones! Safe Handling of Baby Food Making your own baby food: Making your own baby food can […]

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Colorado Cucumbers

Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) belong to the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons and summer and winter squash.  Cucumbers have a firm outer rind, and range in color from yellow and orange to white and green. Commercial cucumbers are separated into two categories: slicing and pickling.  Slicing cucumbers are usually 8-9 inches long […]