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Food Storage and Safety

Follow our food-safety guidelines to keep your family happy and healthy. Checking the temperature of meat is a key step to putting a food-safe meal on the table; download our chart and keep it handy so you know the right levels for meat and poultry, as well as veggies. You'll also find simple-to-understand tips to test fish for doneness, as well as storage and handling guidelines to help preserve food properly for longer periods of time. If you're refrigerating or freezing cooked or baked dishes, use our chart to know when to keep and when to toss, as well as what kind of storage containers to use. For ingredients or prepared foods you've purchased and let sit uneaten a little longer than expected, our information will help you determine if items are safe to eat. Keeping your kitchen free of harmful bacteria is also essential to food safety; we'll review necessary steps, such as hand-washing and counter cleaning, as well as cross-contamination.

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