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USDA offers summer food safety tips in advance of Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.“This Memorial Day weekend and all summer long, I encourage families to get

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    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

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    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Brenna Jones

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    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

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    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Jan. 29.

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

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