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Fareway Dietitian: Food Safety

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Food Safety

Want to be especially careful when cooking outside and in high heat

Use a meat thermometer

Caution foods

Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, eggs, cooked rice, cooked pasta, prepared salads (coleslaw, potato salad, rice salad), prepared fruit salads

Mayo - usually touted as unsafe. Commercially prepared mayo has a lower pH, which helps fight bacteria. Homemade mayo is often made with unpasteurized eggs and nothing added to fight again bacteria

danger zone between 40 degree and 140 degrees

keep cold food below 40 degrees and hot food about 140 degrees

Meats tend to be very dangerous - these are often what is contaminated in salads like potato or ham salad

Be especially careful!! Pack in ice filled cooler

1 hour rule if over 90 degrees F

2 hour rule if less than 90 degrees F
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