Safe Food Temperatures and the "Danger Zone"

Anybody can get food poisoning, but most people don’t think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick after eating contaminated food. Did you know that harmful bacteria can grow when perishable foods are left in the “Danger Zone” (40-140°F) for more than 2 hours?

Slow-Cooker Chili and Food Safety

National Chili Day is the fourth Thursday of February and there’s nothing better than enjoying a nice bowl of chili on a cold winter’s day. Make sure you use food safe procedures and your delicious chili is cooked to a safe internal temperature to prevent food illness.

Lent and Seafood – Safety and Informed Choices

As part of the Christian Lenten tradition, people abstain from eating “meat” on Fridays and instead consume seafood. Learn what are the good choices you can make when it comes to seafood, and why you should make them. Likewise, follow simple food safety tips so you can confidently select, store, prepare and cook seafood safely!

Mardi Gras – Food Safety Tips

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Don’t let this day – filled with a variety of mouth-watering dishes – end in food illness. Follow food safety practices to help keep your feast both food safe and delicious!

Valentines Dinner & Movie – Food Safety for Leftovers

Valentine’s Day is an occasion many of us dine out for an intimate evening and then maybe see a movie. Don’t let food illness make the occasion memorable for the wrong reasons. Leftovers are only safe for 2 hours at room temperature and won’t last through a movie.

Leftover Food Safety Tips

The big game is over and you have party food leftovers. If your food has been at room temperature longer than 2 hours – it can have bacterial growth and produce toxins. There are some important rules about leftovers you need to follow to ensure no one gets foodborne illness.

Penalty-Free Food Safety Super Bowl Party

By following simple food safety rules from our game-winning playbook, you’ll provide the best defense to avoid letting your teammates get sacked by foodborne illness this Super Bowl. You may also get voted as MVP for best Super Bowl party host!