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Thawing Vacuum Packed Fish

There are several recommended safe methods for thawing food. One “best practice” is in the refrigerator. Most foods will …

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National Food Safety Month

National Food Safety Month (NFSM) is the one month out of the year dedicated to food safety education. Did …

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Saving Milk

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FAQ - Food Preservation

The Cooperative Extension Service across the nation has always been a reliable source of food preservation instruction and a …

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