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Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling Safety

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines for grilling safety from the National Fire Protection Association.…

Food Preparation and Safety

Safe Food Preparation

In this post from Nutrition.gov, you will find several downloadable pdf files on such food preparation topics as BBQ Food Safety, Cooking Safely in the Microwave, Egg Product Preparation, Is it done yet? Thermometer Placement and Temperatures and more like them. Click here to go to the page and download the articles that interest you…

Handling Food Safely

Safe Food Preparation

In this article from the USDA, the basics of handling food safely are covered.  Topics reviewed include shopping, storage, preparation, thawing, cooking, serving, leftovers, refreezing. The article also provides a cold storage chart for your reference. Remember these steps in food handling safely, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent foodborne illness. You can’t see,…

Food Temperatures for Safe Cooking

Digital Meat Thermometer

One of the keys to good cooking is to ensure that your food is cooked to the proper temperature before serving. In this post from FoodSafety.gov you will find a listing of everything you need to know about safe food temperatures. Use this chart and a digital food thermometer to ensure that meat, poultry, seafood,…