Watch TV to make your holiday buffet safer

By 23. December 2011Blog, Health, Quality

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) realized that food safety is important during the holiday party season. Therefore, the USDA posted a video to give safety advice that can help prevent food-borne illness from running your buffet.

The basic recommendations are:
– wash your hands, cutting surfaces and utensils
– separately handle raw and cooked foods not to cross-contaminate
– cook to the right temperature, 165°F (74°C) for poultry and casseroles, 160°F (71°C) for ground meat; 145°F (63°C) with a 3-minute rest time for beef, pork, veal and lamb
– then do the opposite: chill, because food should be refrigerated within two hours after preparation

Transportation should be done in a cooler, if possible.

But look at the video which can be found here.