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Holiday Party Food Safety Tips

December 19, 2012

Weekly column by Mike Boersma, County Extension Educator with the U of M Extension Service in Murray and Pipestone Counties
In the midst of the holiday season and social gatherings with friends and family, food safety is a concern that can sometimes be overlooked. The following article written by Carol Ann Burtness provides a number of helpful tips for preparing and serving food safely.

-Mike Boersma

Holiday Party Food Safety Tips

By Carol Ann Burtness, University of Minnesota Extension educator

Holiday parties and get-togethers usually include food! A popular way to serve food at these gatherings is by buffet where food sits out at a table at room temperature and people "graze". This type of food service can contribute to foodborne illness and a bad way to start the New Year! To protect your guests from foodborne illnesses, follow these tips:

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