Microwave ovens can play an important role at mealtime, but special care must be taken when cooking or reheating meat, poultry, fish, and eggs to make sure they are prepared safely. Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave "cold spots," where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is important to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness.
Barbecue and Grilling
Having a barbecue is a fun way to gather family and friends. Don't spoil the fun and give your guests foodborne illness. Use these resources to provide the safest food possible.
Is It Done Yet?
If you use a thermometer, then you should be able to answer the question "Is It Done Yet?" This food safety education program from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service was released June 2005.
Quantity Food Preparation
Social functions are a great way to get family and friends together. Typically, at these functions, food is served to many people. Food safety is important to prevent family and friends from becoming ill. See the references below to prepare a safe meal.