Food Safety

Steak? Marinate Safely

Picturing a hot, juicy steak for July 4? Marinating can add delicious flavor but it comes with some risk. Avoid food poisoning and safely marinate by following these tips: *Use plastic or glass containers – never metal. * Keep marinated steak covered and in a refrigerator set at 40 degrees F or below. * Reserve …

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Farmers’ Markets: Keeping it Fresh and Safe

dreamstime.com stock photo Farmers’ Markets are a great choice for buying delicious and fresh local produce. If you use your own reusable bags, here are just a few safety tips to consider: * Wash your bags often. Cloth bags can be laundered in the washing machine while plastic-lined bags need to be hand-washed with soap …

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The Key to Wellness

Trying to stay healthy this flu season? Washing your hands is still key! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “your hands give germs a free ride into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth.” Because we use our hands to touch everything around us, they offer the quickest and easiest way for …

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Let’s Talk Turkey

What’s the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving? If it’s “turkey”, you’re in good company. Following are a few tips to make sure your “turkey day” leaves everyone feeling well after the meal: * If you buy a whole turkey, allow for about 1 pound per person. This will …

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