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Preparing Safe Meals

New year's food safety refresher: how are you doing?

Kathy Brandt

New Year's resolutions often focus on weight loss and exercise. This year how about resolving to improve your food safety habits? According to the Center for Disease Control, 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if people just handled food properly. Here's a refresher of the key steps to keeping food safe and preventing foodborne illness.

Check your refrigerator temperature and other cold facts

Keep surfaces and tools clean, clean, clean

Check the temperature of your food

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