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Enjoy Holiday Tastes Without the Waste!
Holidays often are a time to enjoy delicious food, but sometimes we have leftovers after holiday gatherings. About 1 of every 3 pounds of food is wasted in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Serving Food Safely at Your Holiday Party
I am having a holiday gathering. How long can I leave food such as a meat and cheese tray on the table?
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Add Some Pumpkin and Squash to Your Menu
What recipes do you think of when you hear the words pumpkin or squash? Are you thinking of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread? Pumpkin and squash can be used in many ways on our menu.
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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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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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Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz
Try these questions to see what you know about summer food safety.
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How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?
I heard that June is “Dairy Month.” I am confused about how long I can store dairy foods. Please help me decode the dates.
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Do Not Partially Cook Meats for Later
Food Wi$e Tip of the Month
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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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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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