Cook. Chill. Don‚Äôt get Ill.
Holiday foods can create lasting memories. Join CDC for a lively Twitter chat with food safety experts and guest foodies who’ll share tips on planning and preparing holiday meals that are safe, healthy, and worth remembering.
What do successful party givers, seasoned home cooks, and culinary professionals have in common? They focus on the entire food experience‚Äîstarting with the planning and preparation. This year, spend an hour learning and sharing tips for memorable holiday meals and bring food safety to your next holiday gathering.
Prepare for your holiday meal‚Äîfrom the grocery store to your cutting board. Learn how to be the host of the season by practicing safe and healthy food preparation. Remember these simple steps: wash hands and surfaces often, avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures, and refrigerate promptly.
Are you a host or a guest? Either way‚Äîkeep food safe when serving and transporting. Learn the best ways to keep your cool and keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold while going to holiday gatherings. Refresh yourself on the two-hour rule to keep germs out of your buffet.
Problem foods. Certain foods come with a higher risk of food poisoning than others. Learn which foods have the potential to make you toss your cookies if they aren’t prepared properly!
Enjoy the leftovers. The party can live on if your guests take a doggie bag to go, but don‚Äôt give your guests doggie bags with germs! Learn how to store leftover goodies and how long is too long to keep leftovers in the fridge.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
How to Participate
Join us on December 7, 2016, 2-3 PM EST.
To see messages but not send messages:
Type “#CDCFoodChat” into the search box on Twitter.
To ask questions and share info:
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