Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Is meat safe?

Several very large beef, pork and poultry slaughter plants have shut down over recent weeks due, at least in part, to COVID-19.  This has led to a disruption in the supply chain. Is meat and poultry that we find in the grocery store still safe to prepare and eat? The Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Cook to proper temperatures

Now, perhaps more than ever, we want to protect ourselves and our families from a foodborne illness. While there is no evidence that the coronavirus is a foodborne disease, there can be harmful bacteria in food and protecting against an illness such as salmonellosis is always important. One of the best defenses against a foodborne […]

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Can you tell if meat is safe by looking?

While handling food safely using the 4 basic steps of cook, clean, chill and separate is important, we encourage consumers to also use their senses to guide decision-making.  Does the product look and smell OK? Often a bright, attractive color leads a consumer to choose a particular package of beef from the grocery store. So, […]

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