Food Safety Tips

Wash all Produce to Remove Contamination


Thoroughly rinse soft and leafy produce.

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Scrub tough-skinned produce with a brush.

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Thaw Food Safely

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Thaw in the refrigerator.

Thaw under running water.

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Thaw as part of the cooking process.

Do not thaw on the counter.

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Taking Food Temperatures 

Use a food probe thermometer to take food temperatures.

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Verify the proper cooking temperature to keep food safe.

More information: Preparing to Cook, Using a Thermometer

Eliminate Cross-contamination 

Use separate cutting boards and utensils for produce, meats, poultry, and seafood;

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or thoroughly clean and sanitize food equipment between uses.

After marinading, discard the marinade and do not reuse.

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Remember, always place the food on a clean plate after cooking, not on a plate contaminated with raw juices.

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