Food Safety and the Food Keeper App
It seems we wait for holidays to talk about food safety. I guess it’s because this is the time of year when many people get together and share food, either as a meal or snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Reality is we should be concerned all year. How long do you keep fresh produce in your refrigerator? How long has that poultry been in the freezer? What about that pie crust you bought in the refrigerated section of the store? The list goes on… Here is a quick and easy way to check for yourself: Food Keeper App can be used on your pc, Android or Apple devices! It was developed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, with Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute.
Another helpful chart is the Complete List of Cooking Temperatures by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Food safety starts before we serve the meal by achieving proper temperatures of prepared items.
Enjoy the holidays and safe eating all year long!