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Welcome. This blog site, healthy eating and food safety, has been discontinued as of June 23, 2017. I look forward to your comments and feedback regarding use of this tool to disseminate educational information.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Is it "Ready to Eat"?

Is it "Ready to Eat"?
Not all prepared convenience foods are ready to be eaten without a cooking kill step. 

Reading the product label should tell you if it's "heat and eat" or requires cooking to a particular safe internal temperature to be safe to eat.  Read carefully - the label may say the product contains uncooked ingredients and that it must be cooked in a conventional oven to a safe internal temperature.

This fun video short  is a great teaching tool for explaining why reading the package label keeps your food safe. This video is from The Partnership for Food Safety Education.

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