Turkey: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Flavor of the Season

This week, many Americans will gather together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. When the fun is done, you may be left with more turkey than you anticipated. If you are looking for healthy ways to serve leftover turkey, nutritionists offer some ideas that align with the Dietary Guidelines. MyPlate Kitchen recipes have been […]

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Check your pantries: nearly 900 people sick linked to baby spinach/onions

As we make shopping lists for holiday meal preparation, it’s a good time to check your pantry or refrigerator for recalled food items that are currently linked to nearly 900 illnesses. Certain brands of prepackaged baby spinach and fresh onions are currently under national recall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and More with Food Safety Tips

Whether serving the meal yourself or sharing ideas with others on preparing an upcoming holiday feast, everyone will be grateful for recipes that include special food safety tips! Just in time for the holidays, the Partnership for Food Safety Education shares recipes, videos and more with food safety prompts that will help even the novice […]

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Safe Handling Practices for Wild Game Meat

As we head into the gun-deer season,  it is a good time to remember safe handling practices for wild game meat. Families across Wisconsin depend on  game meat to supplement their food budget, and safe animal and food-handling practices can help ensure that harvested meat is safe and high quality. Venison is a nutritious game […]

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Cooking the Holiday Turkey

On Thanksgiving, sometimes mistakes happen that make your turkey day a turkey don’t. What should you do if the turkey isn’t ready in time? Here are some ways to save the day. If you don’t have time to cook a whole turkey: Cook turkey parts, which can be ready in a fraction of the time. […]

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Holiday Pies

Pies are an all–time favorite dessert and a feature of our winter holiday celebrations. Cooking and storing pies safely is important because bacteria that cause foodborne illness can grow in certain pies kept at room temperature, especially when the ingredients include milk, other dairy products, and eggs.  Food Safety for Pies Containing Dairy Ingredients or […]

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Count-Down to a Food-Safe Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is just over two weeks away, and it’s time to get ready. The USDA has provided answers to common questions to help your holiday run smoothly. Q: How long does it take to thaw a turkey? A: The time it takes to thaw a turkey depends on which of these three thawing methods […]

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Food safety for ‘planned overs’

Have you heard the saying that a meal can be better when it’s reheated and served the next day? As long as we follow a few food safety steps, those ‘planned overs’ will be both healthy and delicious. Cook Food Safely. The first step in having safe ‘planned overs’ is cooking the food safely. If […]

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Practice food safety with holiday baking

As we move into the season of holiday baking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds consumers that some decorating “luster dust” has been associated with toxic metal poisonings in children. Decorating foods with luster dust or glitter is a current trend, popularized on television programs, instructional videos, blogs, and websites such as […]

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Halloween Scares: Food Recalls (salami, onions)

While we might expect to be frightened on Halloween when children in scary costumes appear at our door, this year there are several food recalls that add to the excitement of the season. Italian-style salame recalled due to Salmonella contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a notice to consumers not to […]

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