Image of food in containers inside refrigerator and text that says Divide and Chill. Divide hot foods into shallow containers for faster cooling.

Divide and Chill

Divide hot foods into shallow containers for faster cooling. Learn more at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/leftovers-and-food-safety #NCRFoodSafety

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Image of food in slow cooker and text that says Cook and Serve. Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the microwave. Then keep them hot in a slow cooker.

Cook and Serve

Preheat leftovers to 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the microwave, then keep them hot in a slow cooker. Learn more at https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/Can-you-reheat-leftovers-in-a-slow-cooker#:~:text=Reheating%20leftovers%20in%20a%20slow,stays%20at%20140%20%C2%B0F. #NCRFoodSafety

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Image of food and text that says Orange Marmalade. Oranges are in season! Make some marmalade to savor the tangy taste!

Orange Marmalade

Oranges are in season! Make some marmalade to savor the tangy taste! Learn more at https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_07/orange_marmalade.html #NCRFoodSafety

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Image of food and text that says Canning Frozen Tomatoes. Properly Frozen tomatoes can be used to can tomato juice, sauce, crushed or stewed tomatoes.

Canning Frozen Tomatoes.

Properly frozen tomatoes can be used to can tomato juice, sauce, crushed or stewed tomatoes. Learn more at https://enewsletters.k-state.edu/youaskedit/2017/11/13/canning-previously-frozen-tomatoes/ #NCRFoodSafety

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Image of food and text that says Crazy for Cranberries! Preserve cranberries by canning, freezing, or drying

Crazy for Cranberries!

Preserve cranberries by canning, freezing, or drying. Learn more at https://extension.psu.edu/preserving-cranberries #NCRFoodSafety

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Image of food with text that says Kitchen Gifts. Give a budget-saving food gift item from your kitchen!

Kitchen Gifts

Give a budget-saving food gift item from your kitchen! Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/news/homemade-gifts-for-the-holiday-season for more information. #NCRFoodSafety

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Check Your Pantries: Updated Recalls for Spinach, Onions, and Pickled Beets

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 […]

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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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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 Eggs If a […]

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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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