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Plan For Safe Potlucks

Potluck meals are popular entertaining activities and may help trim food costs for the host. The host and the guests hope to remember the potluck for being fun and delicious, not as a cause for foodborne illness. Keep the potluck meal safe by following safe food-handling practices. Whenever possible, prepare your dish on the same


Thaw Holiday Foods Safely – for Oct. 8, 2009

Holidays and food go together. If your plans include using frozen foods, thaw them safely to prevent a foodborne illness from spoiling holiday activities. Keep foods at a safe temperature when thawing. Any bacteria that were present on the food before freezing will begin to multiply as soon as food begins to thaw and become