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Food Safety for Holiday Meals

The holiday season is the time to share good times with family and friends. It is not the time to share foodborne illness!

While food safety is important every day of the year, extra emphasis is given during the holidays because of large gatherings and lots of food being served.

Many resources on holiday food safety can be found at This includes giving food to food pantries and mailing food to family and friends. Quantity cooking resources can be found at


Don’t wash any poultry or meat!


About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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