Presentation on theme: "Holiday Food Safety Basics"— Presentation transcript:
1 Holiday Food Safety Basics forbusy people !Nueces CountyRisk Management
2 Working full-time Cleaning house Doing the shopping Cooking Catching a flightIn-Laws arrivingKids fightingDogs barkingTelevision blaringScience project dueBills to payThe Holidays are supposed to be happy, right?
3 Holiday Celebrations fun * easy * tasty Safe Fun Safe Easy Fun Tasty You want them to befun * easy * tastyand safe * - right?SafeFunEasyTastySafeFunEasyTasty
4 Your Food-Safe Holiday Food Safety Basics– a Holiday refresher!Leftovers Safety QuizTurkey Safety Quiz..and what NOT to forget to do
5 LET’S TALK ABOUT BASICS! The 4 core home practices: CleanSeparateCookChillConsistent practice is important to your family’s health!
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.
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 Turkey Safety Quiz What is the safe temp for turkey? …and how do you tell it’s done?
15 Cook turkey to a safe minimum internal temp of 165 °F. Measure with a food thermometer!You can’t tell food is safely cooked by looking at it!
16 And always before and after handling food … Sing Happy Birthday twice!A full 20 seconds with warm water & soap !
17 For more information & free home downloads Safe – kitchen, turkey, leftoversFun – recipes & activities for kidsEasy – organizers & shopping listsTasty – menus, recipes & more!
18 Your Holiday Resource!“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
19 About PFSE creator of HolidayFoodSafety PFSE is a non-profit, non-advocacy collaborativeConsumer education is only missionCreated by government-industry-consumer group agreement in 1997Receives no dedicated government funding – PFSE is funded by charitable contributionsLots 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.