Food safety

Consult this guide for specific food safety steps for each type of vegetable.

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Learn how different foods should be stored in your cupboards, refrigerator, or freezer. The length of how long you can store certain items before its quality degrades depends on multiple factors. Remember: When in doubt, throw it out!

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Emergencies arise with little to no warning and can come in may forms such as tornadoes, fires, floods, and snow/ice storms. Learn how to handle foods before, during, and after an emergency to keep them safe and to avoid forborne illness.

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For more information, contact Janet Steffens HHS Extension Educator at or (812)-948-5470 or visit Purdue Extension's Education StorePurdue Extension's Education Store provides a wealth of articles, publications and resources about food, family, money and health. Explore the Education Store today!