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Food Safety Quick Tips

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Perfectly Pleasing Picnics

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Picnics and barbecues with family and friends are part of summer fun. Make sure they stay fun

  • Put cold food in a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs for transport. Cold food should be stored at 40°F or below to prevent bacterial growth. Meat, poultry, and seafood may be packed while still frozen so that they stay colder longer.
  • Carry coolers in the passenger compartment of your car, not in the much warmer trunk.
  • Just like cold food - hot foods should not sit out for more than 2 hours, or 1 hour in temperatures above 90° F. If does, again, throw it away to be safe.
  • Keep coolers closed as much as you can to keep the contents cold longer.

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