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September 7, 2022
Hello, food safety enthusiasts! I am not sure if you know this, but September is National Food Safety Education Month here in the United States. Here at FoodReady food safety software and food safety consulting, our food safety consultants are super excited about this! We want everyone to have safe healthy food.
Thank you, FDA, and FSMA for promoting food safety culture. It’s a win for everyone.
So, wash your hands, cook your food to the proper temperature, wipe down your counters, and put your leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge!
The FDA is reaching out to the public to educate them on proper food prepping and cooking, as well as teaching them other tips regarding food shopping and storage.
The FDA is simplifying home food safety into four steps:
Wash hands, tools, surfaces, and food packaging.
Don’t let raw eggs, meat, seafood, and poultry touch produce. Store eggs properly in their carton. Serve cooked meats on a clean plate. Store raw meats in covered containers on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
Cook meat, poultry and seafood to the proper temperature to kill pathogens.Dough should not be eaten raw. Avoid raw or undercooked foods at restaurants. Microwaved food should be rotated so it cooks evenly.
The USDA has released the FoodKeeper App to help consumers keep their food safe to eat. (Let me assure you though, the FoodKeeper App, is no match for FoodReady food safety software and HACCP builder).
Buy your perishable foods last while shopping and refrigerate within 1 to 2 hours depending on the temperature outdoors. Keep perishables in lunches and coolers cold with ice or ice packs. Allow air to circulate in the refrigerator by leaving sufficient space between food items.
The FDA is also educating the public about food safety choices while dining at restaurants with a focus on avoiding undercooked, unpasteurized, and raw foods.
With this information, our public is becoming more “food safety savvy” and aware of what goes into keeping our food safe from contaminants and more in tune with food safety culture.
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