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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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How Long Can You Keep Yogurt?
I like to have yogurt for breakfast, so I buy many containers when it is on sale. How long can I keep yogurt in my refrigerator?
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The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat
When I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she was thawing meat in a pan on her counter top. Is that safe?
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Handle Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely
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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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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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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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