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Stay Safe at the Table this Holiday Season

As we prepare for holiday meals, Environmental Health and Safety reminds the campus community to stay safe at the table.
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Please consider the following tips

  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food.
  • Keep raw meat away from fresh produce.
  • Use separate cutting boards, dishes, and utensils for uncooked and cooked meats.
  • Use a food thermometer to ensure meat is cooked to a safe temperature.
  • Refrigerate hot or cold leftovers within two hours of being served.
  • Leftovers are safe for 3-4 days when properly refrigerated.

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

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