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Seasonal Food Safety

Whether you are planning a small summer bbq with friends or a big holiday feast, make sure your plans include food safety to keep your guests happy and healthy.

Special Occasions

Seasonal Food Safety Resources

Turkey Basics:

YouTube Videos about Turkey:

Moms-To-Be and Seniors:

Additional resources:

  • Holiday or Party Buffets PDF |
    Festive times for giving and sharing should not include sharing foodborne illness
  • Food Safety for Those Glorious Holiday Goodies! (PDF Only)
    If any of your holiday recipes call for uncooked or lightly-cooked eggs, you can modify them by cooking the eggs thoroughly. From the Partnership for Food Safety Education.
  • Mail Order Food Safety PDF |
    These tips, and a comprehensive storage chart, will help the purchaser and recipient determine if their perishable foods have been handled properly.
  • Roasting Those “Other” Holiday Meats PDF |
    Rather than turkey, some families choose a rib roast; others, a ham; and some will have a butcher arrange a crown roast of lamb. For special holiday meals, the cook wants everything perfect — and perfectly safe.
  • Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes 
    Simple mistakes can sometimes have grave consequences. Foodsafety.gov looks at common mistakes and the solution to them.

Immediate answers to your questions on food safety: