Keep Your Holiday Foods Safe
What Foods Are the Safest?
- Jams and preserves, dried fruit, nuts, candies, and canned foods that do not require refrigeration
- Dry-cured country-style hams, beef jerky, hard salami, and other low-moisture meat products that do not require refrigeration
- Cookies, fruit cakes, and packaged processed cheese products
Guidelines for Sending and Receiving Holiday Food Gifts
Tips for the "Mail-It-Yourselfer"
Food and Recipe Alert!
US Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov
US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education http://www.canfightbac.org
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca
Egg nog. University of Minnesota Extension website. Available at: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/food-safety/preserving/eggs-dairy/egg-nog/. Accessed March 4, 2014.
Pressure canning of vegetables and meat. Washington State University website. Available at: http://foodsafety.wsu.edu/consumers/factsheet4.htm. Accessed March 4, 2014.
Seasonal food safety. US Department of Agriculture website. Available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/seasonal-food-safety. Updated October 23, 2013. Accessed March 4, 2014.
USDA meat and poultry hotline. US Department of Agriculture website. Available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/contact-centers/usda-meat-and-poultry-hotline. Updated October 23, 2013. Accessed March 4, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
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