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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Food Safety

                                    Mike Johanns

The May, 2012 edition of  Prevention Magazine contained an article pertaining to how knowledgeable people are about food safety.

Below is a summary of their very important food safety facts that can very well save us from becoming sick and thus, keep on livin' easy.

  • Refrigerator temperature should not be more than 40 degrees F.
  • Never sip a beverage from a bottle and then save it.  The remaining beverage could be contaminated.
  • The label on a container should always state the product inside and the date it was initially stored.
  • Do not jam food into the refrigerator.  The food requires space for the air to circulate.
  • Meat should be stored on the bottom shelf.
  • Do not have frozen meat sit out to thaw.  Bacteria can grow before it is fully thawed.
  • Home canned food has to be prepared correctly or it can become contaminated.
  • Keeping a freezer full is better because it stays cool more efficiently.
  • Paper towels in the kitchen are better because cloth towels can become germ carriers. 
         Has this given you some "food" for thought?

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