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Food Safety for Holiday Meals

The holidays bring together family and friends. These special occasions typically involve food. To prevent giving the gift of foodborne illness, use these resources to prepare holidays meals safely.

Washing Raw Poultry: Our Science, Your Choice

A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.

Tips for Holiday Foods

Learn about handling holiday foods safely. These tips apply every day for handling any food.

ChickenEaster Food Safety Resources

Food Pantries and Food Banks

While food pantries and food banks operate year around, they become especially important during the holidays. Food safety is important to give safe food to their consumers. Learn more from the resources below.

How to Evaluate Cans of Food for Safety

Holiday Meals


Turkey Talk: Picking the right bird and keeping holiday foods safe

Holiday Food Safety Kit

Everything you'll need for a festive, delicious, food-safe celebration is now in a one-stop web site called the Holiday Food Safety Success Kit.

holiday food safety