Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Encourages Proper Food Handling, Offers Safety Tips for Thanksgiving
Date:11/23/2009

Acting Secretary Encourages Use of PA Preferred Products in Holiday Meals

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure that your family has a safe Thanksgiving meal this year, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is urging residents to follow a few basic food safety steps when preparing dinner and handling leftovers.

"Following and understanding proper food handling and preparation guidelines is a critical step in making sure your Thanksgiving dinner is safe to eat," said Redding. "Ignoring the importance of food safety could turn a joyous holiday celebration with family and guests into an unpleasant experience."

Redding offered the following food safety tips:

  • Keep hands, clothing and food surfaces clean during food preparation.
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water and dry them thoroughly before and after handling food.
  • Use separate cutting boards, platters, trays and utensils for cooked and uncooked meat, fish and poultry.
  • Defrost turkeys in the refrigerator, in cool running water, or in the microwave.
  • Cook stuffing/dressing outside of the turkey cavity. The center of the bird should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly. Never leave cooked food un-refrigerated for longer than two hours.

Governor Edward G. Rendell has made food safety a priority in Pennsylvania. In 2008, the Governor established the Strategy for Agriculture and Food Excellence, or SAFE, initiative between the departments of Agriculture and Health and the Emergency Management Agency. SAFE addresses threats to the safety and security of Pennsylvania's food supply.

This year, the Governor formed a Food Safety Council to provide better oversight of Pennsylvania's food supply from the field to the fork. The secretaries of Agriculture and Health chair the council, which consists of representatives from th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
2. Health and Business Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Pennsylvania
3. NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires 2750 Monroe Boulevard in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
4. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimers Support
5. Pennsylvania Needs More Lung Cancer Research
6. Saint Vincent Health System of Erie, Pennsylvania Named One of AARP 2007 Best Employers for Workers Over 50
7. Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
8. Maryland, Minnesota Go Smoke-free Oct. 1 - Pennsylvania Overdue in Following Suit
9. Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Accreditation Status for Trauma Centers
10. Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot
11. Governor Rendell Calls for Prompt Action on Prescription for Pennsylvania, Cover All Pennsylvanians Health Care Reforms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... by a researcher from the Cancer Science Institute of ... has identified the cancer specific stem cell which causes ... developing new drugs for the treatment of this disease ... led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, Research Assistant Professor ... a cancer-specific variant of a cell surface protein, CD44v8-10, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... may prevent the depletion of self-control, according to research ... the Association for Psychological Science. , Self-control can be ... focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things ... this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems ... subsequent tasks. , "It is as if self-control is ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today ... the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute ... model for business innovation through the leveraging of ... U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North ... Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 2014 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are ... depression . , A team of physician-scientists at ... ghrelin (a hormone with natural anti-depressant properties) works inside ... new treatment for depression in the form of a ... study, published online in April,s issue of Molecular ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 22, 2014) The International Communication Association will ... Seattle, Washington. The theme of the 2014 conference ... a networked and digital society. , Featuring over ... over 2,200 Communication scholars representing over 40 countries, ... communication conference in the world. This year,s conference ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2Health News:Government and industry leaders herald launch of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 3Health News:International Communication Association to hold Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington 2
... 4 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of family mealtimes ... research suggests. In the study, U.S. researchers observed ... children aged 5 to 12 with persistent asthma. ... or in a particular season, children with persistent asthma ...
... , FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The death of ... typically seen directed toward live infants, but it,s unclear whether ... may help improve understanding of how chimpanzees, one of humans, ... study authors noted. In the study, the researchers ...
... News) -- Safety labels that outline concerns about medications, ... within drug categories, a new study suggests. These ... a single class of drugs, according to a team ... team also advised that supplemental warnings (for example, following ...
... is blamed on a failure of innovative drive in the ... of venture capital to invest in early stage research, or ... , A research centre funded by the Economic and Social ... industry regulatory system must be an important part of the ...
... Gordon HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 3 ... reduce symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young ... the ages of 4 and 8 were placed on ... ADHD symptoms diminished in 78 percent of them. And, ...
... THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although blacks make up only ... of all diagnosed cases of HIV, federal health officials reported Thursday. ... times that of whites, and the rate for black women is ... data from 37 states by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma 2Health News:'Black Box' Drug Warning Labels Applied Inconsistently: Study 2Health News:Tipping points -- the future of the pharmaceutical industry 2Health News:Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms 2Health News:Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms 3Health News:Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms 4Health News: Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports 2Health News: Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, ... tumor cell death.  This patent application ... stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, the United States ... markets will expand moderately through 2022, with embolization ... particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Quebec , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... announced that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ... the previously announced tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned ... outstanding shares of common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... Congressional Leaders to Introduce Legislation , WASHINGTON , ... Congressional Network (ACPCN) will join congressional leaders tomorrow to ... Savings Act." The bill by U.S. Rep. G.K. ... management (PBM) companies for medications. , "Congress is prepared ...
... AMD LASERS, the world leader in comprehensive and affordable ... Waclawik as Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created ... operations, procurement, production, quality assurance, and general financial oversight ... effort on the next-generation of product development in order ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmacists Work with Congress to Address PBM Abuses 2AMD LASERS Announces the Addition of Bart Waclawik, New Chief Operating Officer 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: