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Holiday Cooking with Care

As we prepare for holiday meals, Environmental Health and Safety reminds the campus community to always Cook with Care.

A graphic that lists safety considerations for Holiday Cooking Safety

Please consider the following tips

  • Be alert; if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the oven or stove top.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • When simmering, baking or roasting, check the food regularly; remain in the kitchen while cooking and use a timer.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top.
  • Have a working kitchen fire extinguisher and know how to use it.

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Remember, that safety begins between the ears and please make safety a part of your holiday!



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