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Cook Chicken to a Safe Temperature

Cook Food to a Food Safe Temperature

Foodborne pathogens grow well at room temperatures, but are destroyed by heat above 135 degrees F. For an extra margin of food safety, USDA recommends extra cooking time to be sure the food is at an even safer temperature before consumption.

BY Jaime Foster | March 3, 2015

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Wash Your Hands!

The most effective way to prevent foodborne illness is to wash your hands both before you begin food preparation and after you have touched foods known to be sources of foodborne pathogens, like raw meats, poultry, or fish.

BY Jaime Foster | February 27, 2015

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Tips and Hints to Preserve Your Summer Bounty

You’ve grown it, so now what do you do with it? You can only eat so much when it is fresh from the garden.

BY Lydia Medeiros,Linnette Goard | July 24, 2014