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Holiday Food Safety Guidelines

How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? It definitely matters – and the clock starts ticking as soon as the bird comes out of the oven, fryer, or off the grill. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of reported cases of food borne illness (food […]

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How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

The big meal is over and the back and forth to the kitchen for leftovers begins. We all know that leftovers can really bump up the holiday calories, but how do you tell if the leftovers are actually safe to eat? Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? […]

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For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

The picnic food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Packaged food  — like crackers — usually do fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut-up fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods are another story. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Food that sits in […]

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Will The Food Sitting In Your Hot Car Make You Sick?

It’s hot outside.  When you open your car door after it’s been sitting in the parking lot you’re hit with a blast of heat that seems hotter than an oven. The Temperature Rises Quickly Inside A Closed Car Very quickly — even when it’s only moderately warm outside. A study found that at 9AM when […]

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A Dozen Ways To Keep Grilled Food Safe To Eat

Summer means grilling and barbecue for lots of people. It’s hard to resist juicy burgers, sizzling steaks, fish seared to perfection, and frankfurters crackling and popping and screaming for mustard and relish or sauerkraut. The food may taste great, but picnics, barbecues, and grilling can create the perfect environment for the bacteria that already reside […]

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How Long Can Picnic and Barbecue Food Safely Stay Unrefrigerated?

The picnic fixins’ or the take-out food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Boxed food might be fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut food like fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods — not so good. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Sitting […]

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Leftovers: How Long Before You Have To Toss Them?

When you open your refrigerator door, what do you see? A bunch of random takeout boxes? Wait – there’s a couple of storage containers all the way in the back, too. Wonder what’s in them? Open them up. Container #1: the leftover takeout moo shu pork from five days ago. Kind of a nasty odor.  […]

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Leftover Turkey? How Long Can You Keep It?

Did you roast an 18 pound turkey?  Maybe you roasted two smaller ones so you could have four drumsticks.  Inevitably, most of us will have a whole lot of leftover turkey. What do you do with all of that leftover bird? Is it alright to eat it after it’s been sitting out from the time […]

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How To Keep Grilled Food Safe To Eat

Ah!  Warm weather! Picnics and barbecues!  Awesome grilled food! Whoops!  Picnics, barbecues, and grilling can create the perfect environment for the bacteria that already reside in food to rapidly multiply and become the cause of a foodborne illness. It’s really important to follow safe food handling rules when you’re cooking perishable foods like meat, poultry, […]

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How To Keep Your Food Safe In The Sun And Heat

It’s hot outside.  When you open your car door after it’s been sitting in the parking lot you’re hit with a blast of heat that seems hotter than an oven. The Temperature Rises Quickly Inside A Car The temperature rises quickly inside a closed car — even when it’s only moderately warm outside. A study […]

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