When it comes to food safety, you can never be too careful. How long will meat last in the refrigerator? In the freezer? How long can leftovers be kept? What temperature should the meat be for safe eating? When do fruits and vegetables begin to go bad?
The federal government has come out with a web site aimed to help the consumer. FoodSafety.gov was created by the Food & Drug Administration as a tool and research source. Recalls, food safety, inspections, events, you name it – if it’s food related, you can find it here.
One section is produce safety – how to buy, how to store, how to prepare. Another is on the basic four steps – clean, separate, cook and chill. They even have a section for specific groups of people – pregnant women, older adults, and certain illnesses.
So, check out their site – www.foodsafety.gov. There are lots of tips and valuable information for daily living!