Research shows that improper handling, preparation and storage of food at home can cause foodborne illness. Cleaning properly, thawing correctly, separating raw and cooked foods, cooking foods to proper temperatures and chilling food down quickly are important steps. Consumers can reduce the risk of foodborne illness by following the easy steps of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.
Food Safety After A Power Outage
Eat Safe Food after a Power Outage | Consuma alimentos seguros despues de un corte de electricidad | Sekirite Manje Lè Gen Pann Kouran | 停电后保持食品安全 | An toàn thực phẩm trong trường hợp mất điện | السلامة الغذائية عند انقطاعات التيار الكهربائي
Check out these resources for useful fact sheets and information to keep your food safe:
Learn how to can, freeze and dry foods safely by using up to date methods. Recipes and canning guides prior to 1994 may not be based on the latest science. Using tested recipes will help ensure a safe food product. Here are some good resources for recipes, proper methods, etc.
Have questions about canning, preserving, or general food safety in your home?
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