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Keep Food Safe On The Go And In The Yard

Some foods will quickly become unsafe to eat if not refrigerated or frozen including food like meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, and cut fruit. When serving food at outdoor gathering and activities in the summer, take steps to keep food safe.

Keep Cold Foods Cold and Hot Foods Hot

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Plan To Take Only The Amount Of Food You Will Use

In hot weather, foods should not sit out for more than one (1) hour. Toss food after one (1) hour that have been sitting out at temperatures above 90°F, such as food served at an outdoor gathering.

Don't Cross Contaminate

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