food safety in your home.
Safe Food Tips
Easy steps to
kids to some
practice safety skills
with your kids.
Test what your kids
learned with this
CLEAN: Bacteria hang out on hands, food,
and surfaces. That is why it is important to
practice thorough washing to stay food safe.
Get Clean tips.
SEPARATE: You'll need more than clean
surfaces to keep ready-to-eat foods safe from
the bacteria carried by raw meat and poultry.
Get Separate tips.
COOK: Color and texture won't
tell you whether your food is done.
Learn how food thermometers can
help keep you safe. Get Cook tips.
CHILL: Prompt refrigeration is the key to
keeping illness-causing bacteria from growing.
Get Chill tips.
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