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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Making Homemade Baby Food for Babies 6 Months and Older (FN1848)

This handout provides general guidance for making pureed foods at home, which can be a money-saving option or a personal preference. Making your own baby food has several advantages. You will expose your baby to more flavors, which could allow for a more adventurous eater. You also can limit sugar and salt to provide good nutrition for your baby.

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Food Safety Basics

Food Safety Basics: A Reference Guide for Foodservice Operators - FN572

This manual for foodservice operators reviews basic aspects of food sanitation throughout a foodservice operation and provides reference materials on food storage and other aspects of food safety.

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Cooking for Groups

Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety - FN585

The goal of this publication is to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings — whether the food is prepared at the volunteer's home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering.

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Is Food in my Kitchen a Safety Hazard

Is Food In My Kitchen a Safety Hazard? - FN492

Follow these food handling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness.

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Food Storage Guide

Food Storage Guide Answers the Question...How long can I store - FN579

This publication provides handling tips and recommendations for storing food in your cupboards, refrigerator or freezer.

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Fight Bac!

Fight BAC! Fight Foodborne Bacteria- FN582

Be a BAC Fighter and Fight BAC! Clean, separate, cook and chill.

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Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fight BAC! Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - FN608

Handling fruits and vegetables safely is easy. Although an invisible enemy may be in your kitchen, by practicing the recommendations here you can Fight BAC!

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Keep Cold Foods Cold

BAC Down! Keep Cold Foods Cold - FN612

Give bacteria the cold shoulder. Find the Chill challenge, the chill solution and the cool rules in this brochure.

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Shopping Food Safety Facts

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

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