June 16, 2024

Get Super Bowl Delivery and Takeout Food Safety Advice

Get Super Bowl delivery and takeout food safety advice from the USDA to keep your guests safe from food poisoning at your party. There are special rules for handling takeout and delivery foods. If you ordered takeout or Super Bowl delivery foods the day before the game, make sure that someone is available to get the food inside your home and into the fridge in a timely manner. All food that is not going to be eaten immediately should be refrigerated. If you ordered the food for delivery the day of your party, refrigerate cold foods if it's more than two hours before it's time to eat. You may want to reheat foods before serving. If you are serving food to groups, the two hour rule is critical. Perishable foods cannot be in the danger zone of 40°F to 140°F for more than two hours. … [Read more...]

Food Safety For Your Super Bowl Party From the USDA

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. Are you having a party? Get food safety tips for your Super Bowl party from the USDA to stay safe and protect your guests from food poisoning. USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, Dr. Emilio Esteban, said in a statement, "Many Americans enjoy delivery and takeout foods during the Super Bowl for convenience, but food safety precautions are the same as food prepared at home. To prevent foodborne illness, food should not be left out for over two hours without proper heating or cooling and should be placed out in small amounts and replenished as needed to keep your family and friends safe." Always follow the rules of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill to keep food that you make at home safe to eat. Clean after handling raw meats and poultry, keep foods … [Read more...]

Make Your Super Bowl Party a Safe One With USDA Tips

The Super Bowl is February 13, 2021. If you are hosting guests, make your Super Bowl party a safe one with these tips from the USDA. Whether you choose cold snacks or hot ones or a combination, since the event will last at least four hours, you'll need to keep an eye on the clock. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement, "As families and friends safely gather to watch the big game, keep food safety in mind. No matter who you’re rooting for, foodborne illness is a dangerous opponent we face during the game. Millions of people get sick from food poisoning each year. Following guidance on keeping food at safe temperatures, proper handwashing and avoiding cross-contamination will protect you and your party guests." Football fans usually eat throughout the game, which … [Read more...]

At Your 2021 Super Bowl Party, Avoid Food Poisoning With These Tips

At your Super Bowl party this year, avoid food poisoning with these tips from the USDA. Whenever you are entertaining, you need to think about food safety and how to avoid making people sick. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules and pay attention to the food. USDA Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Paul Kiecker said, "As Americans prepare their Super Bowl food, protecting loved ones from foodborne illnesses is essential. Millions of people get sick from food poisoning each year. Following guidance on proper handwashing and avoiding cross-contamination can keep your family safe." First, always wash your hands before you start preparing food. In a recent USDA study, participants failed to wash their hands correctly 99% of the time. You need to wet your hands … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Food Safety Tips From the USDA

The USDA is offering Super Bowl food safety tips. There are things to think about if you are hosting a party for the big game. Start with party prep, and learn about serving food and what to do when the party is over. First, wash your hands well with soap and water immediately before and after handling food. A recent USDA Food Safety Consumer Research Project study showed that 99% of handwashing attempts were not done correctly. So, wet your hands with water, lather with soap, and scrub for 20 seconds. Remember to clean under your fingernails too. Rinse and dry with a paper towel or clean towel. Always use a food thermometer when cooking meat, fish, poultry, and egg. Make sure that foods reach a safe final internal temperature when you're cooking (use this chart), and always … [Read more...]

USDA Guide to Hosting a Safe Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is this Sunday; if you're hosting a party, take advice from the USDA to make sure the food you are serving is safe. These tips and rules will help ensure that your guests are happy and don't get sick. Begin by washing your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. This will remove any bacteria from your hands before you start preparing the food. And make sure that dishware and utensils are clean and sanitized before you use them to prepare, warm, cook or serve food. Make sure that you separate raw foods such as raw meat and poultry and foods that are eaten uncooked such as crudités and dips. Use clean and different utensils for each dish. Never use your own spoon or fork to serve yourself foods from the buffet, or you could contaminate the food. Use … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Tips from the USDA

The USDA is offering food safety tips for your Super Bowl party this Sunday. Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second biggest food event in this country after Thanksgiving? It is very important to make sure that the food you serve at any party is safe so your guests don't get sick. Keep your food safe with the classic steps of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Follow these steps and your food will be safe and your party will be fun. Clean your hands frequently with soap and warm water before preparing food and while you are making the food, especially after handling items such as raw meats and poultry and raw eggs. Make sure you wash your hands well with soap and water after going to the bathroom or after petting dogs and cats. Wash them for 20 seconds and dry well on paper … [Read more...]

Food Safety on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. No matter how you celebrate, you need to keep your food safe so you and your guests don't get sick. Foodsafety.gov is offering tips to keep the food for your bash safe. Americans eat more than a billion chicken wings on that day, and many other foods that have the potential to be contaminated with bacteria. If you plan on frying chicken wings, make sure that the frying oil temperature is at least 375°F, measured with a food thermometer, before you start. Never fry frozen chicken wings; they should be completely thawed. Do not rinse the chicken wings before you cook them; that will only spread bacteria around your kitchen and onto you, since the spray from the water can spread up to 3 feet away from the faucet. Pay the wings dry before you put them … [Read more...]

Super Bowl, Slow Cookers, and Food Safety

The USDA is offering tips for keeping the food you cook in your slow cooker safe while you plan your Super Bowl party. The government's Meat and Poultry Hotline gets lots of questions about using this appliance this time of year. Typical questions are answered. If you put meat in your slow cooker and forget to turn it on, the meat must be discarded. Even if you cook it, pathogenic bacteria can produce toxins that will not be destroyed by heat. Any perishable food left out at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F for two hours or longer must be discarded. Sometimes, if you refrigerate cooked foods in a large container, the center may not cool quickly enough. If a large pot of chili or soup, or a large cut of meat isn't cold within a few hours, it must be discarded. Always put food into … [Read more...]

USDA Offers Safety Tips for Super Bowl Parties

If you're throwing (or attending) a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, the USDA wants you to know some tips about food safety. Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States. Only Thanksgiving sees more eating! To ensure that your party is a hit and that your guests stay safe and happy, remember the four rules for food safety at home. Clean Make sure you always wash your hands with soap and water, before, during, and after working with food. If you're serving dips and finger foods, it's important that your guests wash their hands too! To make sure hands are thoroughly clean, sing "Happy Birthday to You" twice. That should take about 20 seconds, which is the minimum recommended hand-washing time. You can also provide anti-bacterial wipes for your … [Read more...]

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