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Food safety basics include washing, separating, safely cooking and properly storing foods to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

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Wash and Separate Foods

Should you wash raw chicken? What is cross contamination? Get answers to common food safety questions.
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Safe Cooking and Prep

From thawing and marinating to canning and cooking, safely prepare healthful food with these tips.
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Cleaning Tips

By practicing proper cleaning protocols, you can help keep your food — and yourself — safe from food poisoning.
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Safe Food Storage

Proper storage can extend the shelf-life of food while ensuring it remains safe to eat. Doing so can also save money and reduce food waste.
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