Prevent foodborne illness in party season

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(NC) - Eating good food is key to holiday celebrations. During the holidays, we prepare, handle, serve, and store food in greater quantities, for more people, and for longer periods of time, so there may be increased risk of foodborne illness. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has developed safe food handling tips to help decrease the risk of foodborne illness. Here is a sampling of the food safety tips available on the CFIA Web site:

  • It is always important to keep foods out of the danger zone, which is between 4 C (40
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