This tip is important any time of the year when preparing and serving meals and when storing foods. However, food safety gets more publicized when people tend to have more parties and events, which tends to happen a lot this time of year. It's important to practice safe food handling for everyone, but there are groups of people who are more vulnerable to getting a food-borne illness. This includes infants and children, pregnant women, older adults/seniors, and people with a compromised immune system. For more information, check out the great tips and handouts from the Home Food Safety Program, a collaborative effort from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. Here are links to some of the website's tips and handouts to get you started:
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