Preparing Food Safely for the Holidays

If you are in charge of hosting holiday celebrations at home this year, knowing the basics of food safety will help you ensure a delicious but wholesome meal for your guests. This video from the FDA offers some simple guidelines to help you keep foods free from contamination.

Keep raw, ready-to-eat food separate from uncooked, raw food to prevent cross-contamination from harmful bacteria. When you cook, do not rely on what food looks like to determine when it is done. Use a food thermometer and cook foods to the proper internal temperature before serving. Remember that leftovers need to be reheated to 165 degrees.

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