A Quick Consumer Guide to Safe Food Handling

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Barbara J. Willenberg
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

This booklet provides helpful tips for each step in food handling — from shopping through storing leftovers — to avoid food poisoning. Food poisoning preventive measures such as time limits on cold storage and proper cooking temperatures are also given in tabular format.


  • Cooking
  • Foodborne illness
  • Microwaving
  • Perishable
  • Power outage
  • Preparation
  • Reheating
  • Spoiling
  • Thawed


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