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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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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Cookie season in the midst of flour recalls

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us will bake at least one batch of family-favorite cookies as a holiday treat. Most people know it’s unsafe to eat raw dough, but most only think of the dangers of raw eggs and the risk of Salmonella. In light of recent flour recalls, it’s important […]

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Holiday Baking: Say NO to Raw Dough!

It’s the season for holiday baking but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns consumers not to consume raw dough this holiday season or at any other time of the year. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is […]

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Safe Preserving: Canned Chocolate Sauce

According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, home canning chocolate sauce is unsafe. Are there any safe recipes for canning chocolate sauce to share as a holiday gift? Numerous recipes for chocolate sauces circulate on the internet and in newsgroups. Chocolate sauces are low acid recipes and have been linked to botulism poisoning.  […]

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