Practicing Food Safety This Holiday Season

Don’t let bacteria spoil your family dinner plans this holiday season. This brief video guide from the USFDA provides some simple tips to keep your dinner fresh and delicious.

Make sure that all cookware, utensils, and cooking surfaces are clean prior to cooking and wash your hands when handling different items. It’s advisable to use more than one cutting board for produce and raw meat. A food thermometer can help you accurately cook foods to safe temperatures, and a chart for different foods is available at holidayfoodsafety.org . Don’t let food sit out for more than two hours and use or freeze leftovers within three to four days.

Of course, accidents can still happen—and when they do, Los Robles Hospital is here to provide personalized and cost-effective care 24/7 all year long. Stay connected and instantly check in on ER waiting times with our  free iTriage app , or call (805) 497-2727 to receive more information about our healthcare services.

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