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A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes
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A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes
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Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This Consumer's Guide will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Barbecue and Food Safety
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Barbecue and Food Safety
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Whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Complete Guide to Home Canning
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Complete Guide to Home Canning
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Guide to everything you need to know about canning and food preservation, for people canning for the first time or for experienced canners wanting to improve their canning practices.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety
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Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety
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Whether it's a family reunion buffet or community cookout, learn how to cook and serve food safely and avoid food-borne illness. (Previous item number: 597V)
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Food Safety While Hiking, Camping & Boating
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Food Safety While Hiking, Camping & Boating
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Hiking, camping, and boating are good activities for active people and families, and in some parts of the country you can enjoy the outdoors for 2 or 3 seasons. In many cases, these activities last all day and involve preparing at least one meal. If the food is not handled correctly, foodborne illness can be an unwelcome souvenir.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Food Safety at Home
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Food Safety at Home
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Clean, cook, keep apart, chill: Follow these four easy rules to keep food from spoiling and causing people to get sick. (Previous item number: 596Y)
Available: in print, online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Food Safety for Pregnant Women
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Food Safety for Pregnant Women
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Get the do's and don'ts in food safety for pregnant women.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Grill It Safe
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Grill It Safe
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Food safety info that can help you plan your next picnic, cookout or summer outing.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Handling Food Safely on the Road
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Handling Food Safely on the Road
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The "road" to food safety can either be a bumpy one or smooth - depending on what precautions are taken handling meals as we travel. Learn some simple, common-sense food safety rules that can save a vacation from disaster.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Is It Done Yet?
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Is It Done Yet?
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This information will help you know when meat is done based on internal temperature guidelines. (Previous item number: 596V)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen
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Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen
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Provides tips on proper food handling and storage, and cleaning of food preparation services to decrease your risk of becoming sick.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Kitchen Companion: Your Safe Food Handbook
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Kitchen Companion: Your Safe Food Handbook
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This food safety handbook contains all the basic information you need to know about food safety - some old, some new - and all in one place.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Let's Talk Turkey
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Let's Talk Turkey
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Tips on how to safely defrost and roast a turkey, as well as store and reheat leftovers. Optional cooking hints are also provided. (Previous item number: 664P)
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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