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1 Holiday Food Safety Basics for busy people ! Nueces County Risk Management

2 Working full-time Cleaning house Doing the shopping Cooking Catching a flight In-Laws arriving Kids fighting Dogs barking Television blaring Science project due Bills to pay The Holidays are supposed to be happy, right?

3 Holiday Celebrations You want them to be fun * easy * tasty and safe * - right? Safe Fun Easy Tasty Safe Fun Easy Tasty

4 Your Food-Safe Holiday Food Safety Basics – a Holiday refresher! Leftovers Safety Quiz Turkey Safety Quiz..and what NOT to forget to do

5 Clean Separate Cook Chill Consistent practice is important to your familys health! LETS TALK ABOUT BASICS! The 4 core home practices:

6 The 4 food safety practices Clean. Why? Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and get on hands, utensils and countertops. Separate. Why? Cross-contamination is how bacteria spreads. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs away from ready-to-eat foods.

7 The 4 food safety practices Cook. Why? Improper heating & preparation of food means bacteria can survive. Chill. Why? Bacteria grows fastest between 40 °F and 140 °F. Proper chilling is important to reducing risk of illness.

8 Clean Wash hands & surfaces often NOTE: Be Food Safe images are property of PFSE. Permission must be granted in writing by PFSE in order to reproduce these images in any other format than that which appears in this document.

9 Separate Dont cross-contaminate

10 Cook Use a food thermometer!

11 Chill Refrigerate promptly!

12 Holiday Leftovers Safety Quiz How long can you safely keep leftover perishable foods? …and at what temp?

13 Leftovers should be eaten or frozen within 3-4 days. Reheat to 165 °F. Chill leftover turkey, stuffing & other foods within 2 hours of your feast. Your fridge should be 40 °F or colder. Use an appliance thermometer to measure fridge temperature!

14 What is the safe temp for turkey? Turkey Safety Quiz …and how do you tell its done?

15 Cook turkey to a safe minimum internal temp of 165 °F. Measure with a food thermometer! You cant tell food is safely cooked by looking at it!

16 And always before and after handling food … A full 20 seconds with warm water & soap ! Sing Happy Birthday twice!

17 For more information & free home downloads Safe – kitchen, turkey, leftovers Fun – recipes & activities for kids Easy – organizers & shopping lists Tasty – menus, recipes & more!

18 I like that there are safety tips and activities – everything in one place. The safety tips are great and remind me of important things I might not think of. - Consumers interviewed in Chicago-area grocery store Your Holiday Resource!

19 About PFSE creator of HolidayFoodSafety PFSE is a non-profit, non-advocacy collaborative Consumer education is only mission Created by government-industry-consumer group agreement in 1997 Receives no dedicated government funding – PFSE is funded by charitable contributions Lots of free consumer & teacher resources

20 Thank you! QUESTIONS?? NOTE: Be Food Safe images are property of PFSE. Permission must be granted in writing by PFSE in order to reproduce these images in any other format than that which appears in this document.


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