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Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?
My potatoes always seem to spoil or sprout before I use them. I had them in a cabinet under my kitchen sink. Where should I store them?
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Let's Have a Picnic During July, National Picnic Month
Enjoying food in the great outdoors is a fun part of summer and makes memories for family and friends. Make picnics healthful and safe with these tips.
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How Long Can You Keep Yogurt?
I like to have yogurt for breakfast, so I buy many containers when it is on sale. How long can I keep yogurt in my refrigerator?
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The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat
When I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she was thawing meat in a pan on her counter top. Is that safe?
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Handle Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely
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Are Foods Labeled "Natural" Healthier for You?
I have seen some food labeled "natural." What does that mean? Is it healthier?
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Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season
Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. "In season" means they are at their best quality and price.
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Safe Foods for Picnics
What are some foods that are safe to bring on a picnic? We won’t be cooking anything at the site.
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Deciphering "Sell By" Dates
I'm very confused by the dates on food packages at the grocery store. I was reading the "sell by" dates on an egg carton, milk carton, and yogurt container in my refrigerator. All the dates have passed. What do these dates mean? Do I need to toss the foods?
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Tips for a Holiday Buffet
I'm planning to have guests to my house for a holiday buffet. I know that I need to be careful about safe food handling. Do you have any tips for me?
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