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Holiday Cooking
Tips to make sure your cooked food is safe
• After cooking, keep hot food at 60°C (140°F) or hotter until it’s served.
• Serve hot food while hot, or put it in the fridge or freezer as soon as possible once cooled (within two hours of preparation).
• Never leave food out for more than two hours.
• Use clean dishes and utensils to serve food. Never use the same ones you used when preparing raw food.
• Never leave perishable food outside the refrigerator for more than two hours.
• Pack lunches in insulated carriers with a cold pack. Warn children never to leave lunches in direct sun or on a warm radiator.
• Keep cold party food on ice or serve it on platters from the refrigerator.
• Divide hot party food into smaller serving platters. Keep platters refrigerated until it's time to warm them up for serving.