Food Safety

Information on home food safety, including refrigerator and freezer storage guidelines, holiday food safety tips, cleaning fruits and vegetables, food safety tailgate tips and game meat safety. Tips on handwashing and preventing listeria and e coli.

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With turkey serving as the centerpiece of the holiday meal table, it's important to prepare and cook it the right way for an enjoyable and safe experience for all. Photo: Sarah Pflug at Burst
Your Turkey Doesn't Need a Shower: No-no's When it Comes to Holiday Bird Prep - News News
Food safety specialists in the College of Agricultural Sciences offer tips on cooking a turkey safely. More
Always check the final temperature with a thermometer. Photo credit: Bob McDonald
Avoid Food Safety Penalties During Football Season - News News
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan! More
Photo Credit: Bob McDonald, Penn State University
Label Date Marks: Quality or Food Safety? - Articles Articles

Label Date Marks: Quality or Food Safety?

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Brad Beatty

Food labels provide consumers with valuable information. Unfortunately, the meaning of label date marks are often misunderstood. More
Partnership for Food Safety Education
Food Safety and The Story of Your Dinner - News News
With the start of school, September is the perfect time to get back in the groove of family meals. The benefits of family meals are numerous, but keep food safety in mind during preparation and beyond. More
Bottle with milk and manual breast pump by Pavel Ilyukhin on Bigstock
Safe Handling for Breast Milk, Formula, and Baby Food - Articles Articles
Safe handling of breast milk, formula, and baby food is important because infants and young children are at higher risk for foodborne illness since they do not have fully developed immune systems. More
Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers
Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers - Videos Videos

Safe Handling and Preparation of Hamburgers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

3:50

Raw meat can contain harmful bacteria that can lead to food-borne illness when not handled and prepared properly. Follow these practices to ensure that you, your friends, and family enjoy a safe meal. More
Be Food Safe, USDA/FSIS
Are You Handling Food Safely at Home? - News News
When it comes to food safety in our homes, a recent study indicates knowing and doing are often two different things. More
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets
Food for Thought: Eight Tips for Making Good Choices at Farmers Markets - News News
A little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension. More
Food Waste: What You Can Do About It
Food Waste: What You Can Do About It - Videos Videos

Food Waste: What You Can Do About It

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

6:52

Far too often, good food goes bad before we get the chance to eat it. This video highlights simple methods to reduce food waste and lower your grocery bill. More
Farmers Market Storage Postcard
Farmers Market Storage Postcard - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Farmers Market Storage Postcard

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

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Proper storage of food fresh from the farmers market is important for food safety. This poster shows you which foods to store in the refrigerator versus which foods to store on the countertop. More
Foodborne Illness Symptoms, USDA
Long Term Health Consequences of a Foodborne Illness - Articles Articles
With 1 in 6 Americans developing food poisoning each year, or more accurately foodborne illness, it is not something to be taken lightly! More
brizmaker / bigstockphoto.com
Spring Cleaning for your Refrigerator and Pantry - News News
Spring is a great time to deep clean your refrigerator and pantry. More
Cooking Temperatures Magnet
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Cooking Temperatures Magnet

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

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Ensure your foods are safe to eat by meeting the minimum temperature guidelines when cooking. Place this magnet for reference in a convenient place in your kitchen to always keep food safety in mind. More
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do?
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do? - Articles Articles
While the mail order food industry has relied on a safe track record, there is growing concern with the limited food safety guidance and regulations provided by FDA. More
Making Cider Vinegar at Home
Making Cider Vinegar at Home - Articles Articles

Making Cider Vinegar at Home

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. More
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party!
Food Safety for a Winning Super Bowl Party! - News News
Keep the following food safety tips in mind before, during and after the big game to prevent a foodborne illness from sidelining your team. More
Raw Pet Food
Food Safety Dangers of Raw Pet Food - Articles Articles
Feeding pets a raw protein diet (raw meat) is a trend that has become increasingly popular. The practice of feeding pets raw meat poses health risks to humans. More
Photo by Cpl. U. B. Roberts is in the public domain
Why Can't I Lick the Spoon? - Articles Articles

Why Can't I Lick the Spoon?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Eating raw cookie dough or raw dough of any type may put you at risk for a foodborne illness! More
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness - Articles Articles

Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

This brochure explains how to effectively wash your hands. More
Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety
Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety - Articles Articles

Fight Bac! Four Simple Steps to Food Safety

J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

This publication uses the character "Bac" to represent the harmful bacteria that can contaminate food and make us sick. It explains how we can "Fight Bac!" to avoid bacterial contamination of food More
Photo:United States Department of Agriculture
Recipe Redo for Food Safety - News News

Recipe Redo for Food Safety

09/11/2017

September is national Food Safety Education Month! To celebrate, try a recipe from the Partnership for Food Safety Education that includes food safety tips. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Coming Home to Lebanon County Extension
Coming Home to Lebanon County Extension - Workshops Workshops
Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs. More
Photo credit: Graham Corney, Flickr Creative Commons
Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind - Articles Articles

Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Megan Wall

Throwing away food is a waste! Here are tips to help you reduce the amount of food you throw out, while being sure the foods you eat are safe. More
Food Safety Questions and Answers
Food Safety Questions and Answers - Articles Articles

Food Safety Questions and Answers

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Commonly asked home owner food safety questions. More
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