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Food Safety

December 12, 2018
Food Safety

We all do our best to serve our families food that’s safe and healthy, but sometimes we need a reminder about some of the things we should do to ensure we follow practices to keep our food safe.

 

Refrigerate promptly

Why it matters – Did you know that illness-causing bacteria can grow in perishable foods within two hours unless you refrigerate them? (And if the temperature is 90o F or higher during the summer, cut that time down to one hour!) But refrigerating foods promptly and properly, you can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home.

Follow these top tips to keep your family safe

            Refrigerate perishable foods within two hours.

Cold temperatures slow the growth of illness causing bacteria. So it’s important to chill food promptly and properly. Here’s how:

 

Freezing

You can freeze almost any food. That doesn’t mean that the food will be good to eat –or safe.

Never thaw or marinate foods on the counter.

            Many people are surprised at this tip. But since bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature, thawing or marinating foods on the counter is one of the riskiest things you can do when preparing food for your family. To thaw food safely, choose one of these options:

To marinate food safely, always marinate it in the refrigerator.

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