Festive feasts and holiday treats are a favorite part of the holiday and Hanukkah season. Children are especially eager to help prepare goodies and learn about cooking. Remember, having children around the kitchen requires a care and supervision.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline:
Food & Cooking Safety
Wash hands & food-contact surfaces often. Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen & get onto cutting boards, knives, sponges, & counter tops.
Don't cross-contaminate--don't let bacteria spread from one food product to another-especially true for raw meat, poultry and seafood. Keep these foods and their juices away from ready-to-eat foods.
Cook to proper temperatures. Foods are properly cooked when they are heated for a long enough time and at a high enough temperature to kill the harmful bacteria that cause foodborne illness.
Refrigerate promptly. Refrigerate foods quickly keeps most harmful bacteria from growing and multiplying. Keep refrigerator set at 40 F & freezer at "0" F, check settings occasionally with a thermometer.
You can also visit Winter Holidays and Winter Sport Safety or read or print Holiday Times for all your holiday safety needs.
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