With all that is going on with the holidays, cooking can also be a lot of pressure and you don’t want to make anyone sick. Follow these simple steps to avoid giving your family and friends the ‘gift’ of food poisoning.
The third Friday of December is Ugly Sweater Day. Hosting your own Ugly Sweater Holiday Party? Even tacky sweater party hosts should follow simple food safety principles and procedures for group cooking.
About a million people each year get sick from eating poultry that’s contaminated with harmful bacteria. That’s why it’s important to follow proper preparation and cooking procedures to ensure food safety when it comes to chicken.
Every year, 40% of the U.S. food supply is discarded and over 100 billion pounds is thrown away. What better way to give thanks during the holidays than by making sure as little as possible of your holiday feast goes to waste.
Food Service Safety Month is observed in December simply because it’s the month where there’s a large amount of festive feasting, thus increasing the frequency of foodborne illness and reminds people to follow proper food safe procedure to ensure what they prepare stays free of risks.
The biggest mistake turkey-lovers make is keeping leftovers in the fridge for too long. Don’t forget to eat, freeze, or discard leftovers within 3-4 days of serving. “Eat them, freeze them, or toss them by Monday,” says the USDA.