Need a break from the holidays – to enjoy a delicious meal prepared for you – and maybe take in a movie?
However, just because someone else cooked for you, doesn’t mean you can let your guard down when it comes to food safety. Also, remember, leftovers are only safe for 2 hours at room temperature and won’t last through a movie.
Listeria survive and multiply at lower (refrigerator) temperatures. It is important to keep a refrigerator clean and at a safe temperature – so Listeria doesn’t have a place to grow and then spread to other foods.
Listeria infections are especially dangerous to pregnant women, children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.
National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on October 12th as a day to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history who put food in the grocery stores and on our tables every day. Support your local farmer by shopping at a farmers market.
Food safety rules for farmers markets and vendors widely differ from state and local governments. To ensure food safety, there are basic guidelines that you should follow to ensure that – not only farm-fresh food – but all the food you buy is safe.