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Practice Basic Food Safety This Holiday Season

Nobody wants to be informed that their scrumptious holiday spread was the cause of food poisoning for their guests. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 48 million or 1 in 6 people are sickened from a foodborne illness every year. In addition, the CDC says 3,000 people die each year as a result of foodborne illness. With those facts in mind, let's review some basic kitchen and food safety tips we can all put into practice this holiday season and beyond.

The experts at the USDA's Food Safety Department offer four basic steps to incorporate into your food prep routine: C...


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