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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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Food Safety Training Now Available from Ohio State University Extension

We are proud to announce food safety training programs through OSU Extension! Here’s more info about them.

BY Lydia Medeiros,Linnette Goard | July 24, 2014

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Cats, Pregnancy, and What to Do About Toxo

If a woman is first exposed to Toxo during or shortly before pregnancy, she has a 20 to 50% chance of passing it on to her unborn baby. Cats are the carrier and exposure to the parasite in the cat’s feces can lead to food contamination, and then human exposure.

BY Lydia Medeiros,Susan Baker,Patricia Kendall | June 20, 2014