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July is National Picnic Month

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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Food Safety in Your Fridge

Food Safety in Your Fridge

I was cleaning my refrigerator and I noticed some food that has been in there for a while. How long can I keep ground beef, eggs, and leftovers? What about mayonnaise?

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Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with These Tips

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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Test Your Turkey Knowledge

Test Your Turkey Knowledge

The holidays are just around the corner, and often turkey is the main course. How much do you know about turkey food safety and nutrition?

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Keep Lunch Safe Without a Refrigerator

Keep Lunch Safe Without a Refrigerator

I'm trying to save money by bringing lunch from home more often, but we do not have a large refrigerator at work. I have to wait in a long line to use the microwave oven to reheat foods. Do you have any ideas?

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Let's Have a Picnic During July, National Picnic Month

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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June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month

Be sure to keep your milk and dairy products safe to eat.

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5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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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"Use by" Dates with Proper Storage

"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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Have a Healthy Holiday!

Have a Healthy Holiday!

Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. If you are planning any holiday gatherings, try these tips to keep your holidays festive and also focused on good health.

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