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Farmers Markets: Keeping Produce Safe Before it Gets to the Market
This learning module is adapted with permission from- Food Safety Begins on the Farm: A Grower's Guide - Cornell University
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Is Frozen Canned Food Safe to Eat?
I accidentally left canned food in my car and the cans froze. Can I still use 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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Grilling with a Food Thermometer
Meat needs to reach a safe internal temperature to prevent you and your family from getting sick. Although checking the color of the meat is a good start, it does not guarantee it is safe to eat.
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July is National Picnic Month
Try this quiz if you are ready to keep your family and friends safe from foodborne illness during hot summer months. "Perishable" means a food will be "go bad" if it is kept out too long at room temperature. We need to keep perishable foods out of the temperature danger zone (40 to 140 F) to keep them safe.
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The Date Dilemma
I bought some yogurt and eggs at the grocery store yesterday. I noticed today is the "sell-by" date. Is the food still OK to eat? I have some other foods in my cupboard with "use-by" and "expiration" dates. What is the difference?
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Let's Eat Outside (Safely)!
As the weather warms, many people enjoy cooking outside on a grill or packing a picnic to eat on a nature hike. Problem is, if we don't pay attention to safe food handling, we could put our family and friends at risk of foodborne illness or "food poisoning." Foodborne illness increases during the summer because the temperatures are warmer, and the bacteria present around us can "hop on" food and grow quickly in the warm temperatures. Summer also tends to be humid, and moist environments increase the chances for bacteria to grow.
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Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with These Tips
I noticed that my microwave oven and refrigerator are in need of a good cleaning. Do you have any tips?
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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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