Festive Brunch, Tomorrow’s Lunch?
March 29, 2018

Weekend brunch is a tradition in many families.  Leftovers can be the best part of a special meal. However, if not properly stored and reheated, all those wonderful dishes could pose a risk. To cut down on contracting a food-borne illness, keep the following tips in mind. Any food that has been left out for

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Safe Eggs for a Safe Easter
March 21, 2018

For the happiest memories, keep these safety tips in mind for buying, handling, and eating eggs, as the Easter season approaches. Let’s start with safe egg purchase considerations: Always purchase eggs from a refrigerated case Examine the carton for clean, uncracked shells Check the expiration date or sell by date Look for the USDA grade shield

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Handle Cute Chicks Carefully
March 20, 2018

There’s nothing cuter than tiny chicks and ducklings in the spring.   If you are planning on handling poultry this Easter holiday, or anytime,  make sure you follow a few simple rules to keep you and your family healthy and happy. At Easter, many families choose to add a sweet chick or duckling to the Easter

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Enjoy Easter Longer with Hollow, Decorated Eggs
March 19, 2018

Blowing out eggs is a fun, safe alternative to hard-boiling. Dyed egg shells can be displayed for several days or even weeks. Plus, you can still use the eggs for cooking. You might consider dying hollow eggs this Easter for increased food safety. Hard-boiled eggs should not be kept out of the refrigerator for more

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Crack the Code! Learn How to Read an Egg Carton
March 16, 2018

Have you ever noticed a date and a sequence of numbers that seem to have no meaning on your egg carton?  Well you’re not alone! Learn what these numbers mean and why you should pay attention to them. Let’s start with the Julian date.  The Julian date is a time stamp that indicates when the eggs

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