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Nutrition and Food Safety

Food poisoning or foodborne illness is probably more common than you think.

Health experts estimate more than 33 million cases may occur in the U.S. every year. Many cases of foodborne illness are not reported, but most occur in a home setting.

Good hand washing habits can help keep you and your family healthy.

  • Use soap and warm running water
  • Wash your hands, fingers, and wrists for 20 seconds
  • Rinse well
  • Dry your hand with a paper towel

Looking for more food related information? the K-State Rapid Response Center website has tips on food preservation, food preparation, frequently asked questions and more!

Food Storage Guide

Answers the question... How long can I store it before its quality deteriorates or it's no longer safe to eat? You'll find the answers in the following 16 page publication:

Food Storage Guide - NDSU Extension Service