Holiday Food Safety Tips

  • Clean – wash all food contact surfaces with hot, soapy water followed by disinfecting with 1/2 tablespoon chlorine bleach in 1/2 gallon of water
  • Separate – keep fresh fruits and vegetables separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood
  • Cook – to kill any bacteria that might be present, thoroughly cook meat, poultry and eggs to the appropriate temperature
  • Chill – refrigerate leftover perishables at 40 degrees within 2 hours of cooking or serving

For more information, please see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  Food Safety website.