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"Use by" Dates with Proper Storage
I noticed that lots of food packages say "use by" and "best if used by" and then list a date. Will I get sick if I eat the food after the date?
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5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste
During the spring, many people take steps to clean their closets, garages and kitchens. Have you ever had to throw out food that has become moldy in your fridge? Have any of your packaged foods lost their appealing taste or color because they were "lost" in the back of a cupboard? Have you bought a large package of food because it had a lower "unit price" and you or your family became tired of the food?
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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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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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Cook it Fast in a Microwave Oven
Many households have a microwave oven. These small appliances are energy-efficient, take up little space in your kitchen and speed up food preparation. However, food safety experts have found that not everyone follows safe food-handling rules when using the microwave.
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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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Do Not Partially Cook Meats for Later
Food Wi$e Tip of the Month
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Enjoy a Safe and Tasty Picnic!
Going out to eat is fun, but it can be expensive. However, going outside to eat is fun, too, and it’s easy on your budget.
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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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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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