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Keep Food Safe from Store to Storage; Shopping Food Safety Facts - FN717

Prevent foodborne illness every step of the way from store to storage by following the suggestions in this publication.

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Keep Foods Hot and Cold

Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: A Consumer Guide to Thermometers and Safe Temperatures - FN1348

Cooks should not depend on their instincts, cooking time, oven temperature or product appearance to determine when a product is done. Use this guide for thermometers and safe temperatures.

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Brown Baggin' It

Brown Baggin' It: A Guide to Lunches on the Go - FN1416

Follow the tips here to pack a safe and nutritious lunch.

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Wash Your Hands!

Wash Your Hands! - FN1444

No matter the language, hand washing is an important step in the fight against germs. Follow these guidelines for proper hand-washing practices.

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Handling Food Through Floods

Handling Food Through Floods - FN1549

Flood water may carry silt, raw sewage, oil or chemical waste. If foods have been in contact with flood waters, use this information to determine their safety.

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Community Dinners and Potlucks

Keep Food Safe at Community Dinners and Potlucks - FN619

Safe food handling is important, especially when groups of people are fed at community events. Temperature control is a critical issue for volunteer food handlers. keep food safe when preparing and serving food to large groups.

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Keep Hot Foods Hot

Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: A Foodservice Guide to Thermometers and Safe Temperatures - FN712

Chef's should not depend on their instincts, cooking time, oven temperature or product appearance to determine when a product is done: thermometers are important tools for protecting foods.

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It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized?

It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized? - FN1350

Find out the difference between cleaning and sanitizing.

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Facililty/Equipment Safety

Food Safety Guidelines for Emergency Mass Feeding Shelters-Facility/Equipment Safety Poster - DE1545

This poster gives the guidelines for facility/equipment used in emergency mass feeding shelters.

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Grilling Season

Keep Food Safe During Grilling Season - FN658

Keep your grill season safe with the guidelines outlined in this publication.

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Camping and Hiking

Keep Food Safe When Camping and Hiking - FN659

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these tips to keep food safe while you're enjoying the great outdoors.

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Summer Picnics

Keep Food Safe During Summer Picnics - FN661

Although mosquitoes and flies can be annoying pests at picnics, the "bugs" you can't see, such as harmful bacteria, are a bigger problem. Use these tips to beat bacteria at your summer picnic.

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Eating During Pregnancy

Safe and Healthy Eating During Pregnancy - FN657

During pregnancy, women are more vulnerable to food-borne illness because of hormone changes that lower immunity. Fortunately, most cases of food-borne illness can be prevented by following the guidelines provided in this publication.

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Becoming a Grill Master

Quick Facts:Becoming the Grill Master - FN1412

When done right, grilling can be one of the more healthful ways to prepare food. Preparing meats and poultry on the grill allows excess fat to drip away. Very little fat needs to be added to foods cooked on the grill.

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Handling Breast MIlk, Formula and Baby Food

Safe Food for Babies: Handling Breast Milk, Formula and Baby Food - FN656

Infants and young children are most at risk for foodborne illness because their immune systems are not fully developed. Follow the tips in this publication to keep breast milk, formula and baby food safe for babies.

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Guide to Babysitters

Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Babysitter Edition - FN662

Babysitting is a great way to earn money, help neighbors and gain job experience. It's a big responsibility, too. When parents trust you to babysit, they are placing their children's health and safety in your hands. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness and even a small error in food preparation could cause severe illness. Read this publication to learn more about what jobs to accept, how to handle emergencies and how to be safe in the kitchen when preparing and serving food.

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Guide for Babysitters - Parent Edition

Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Parents Edition - FN663

As a parent, you most likely will need a babysitter to look after your children at some time. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness, and even a small error in food preparation can cause severe illness. Making sure your babysitter is prepared to provide care safely will assure a positive experience for both you and your sitter.

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Choking Dangers

Safe Food For Babies and Children: Choking Dangers - FN664

Every child is at risk of choking: Older infants and children less than 5 years old easily can choke on food, toys and household objects. A single choking incident may result in death, permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen and other complications associated with airway blockage. This publication provides tips on choking prevention.

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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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