Fruits - Vegetables - Meats - Poultry - Fish

Fresh n' Clean
All Natural Super Concentrate Wash Aid
For Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Poultry, and Fish

10 Mind-Easing Ways To Make Sure Your Childs Bag Lunch Is Safe


Perishable food must be kept cold while commuting via bus,bicycle, on foot, in a car, or on the subway. After arrivingat school or work, perishable food must be kept cold untillunchtime.

Why? Harmful bacteria multiply rapidly in the "danger zone"(the temperatures between 40° F and 140° F). So, perishablefood transported without an ice source won't stay safe long.Here are safe handling recommendations to prevent food-borneillness from "bag" lunches.

1. Perishable food, such as raw or cooked meat and poultry,must be kept cold or frozen at the store and at home. Eggsshould be purchased cold at the store and kept cold at home.

2. Transport perishable food as fast as possible when no icesource is available. At the destination, keep it cold. Foodshould not be left out at room temperature more than 2 hours(1 hour if the temperature is above 90° F).

3. Prepackaged combos that contain luncheon meats along withcrackers, cheese, and condiments must also be keptrefrigerated. This includes luncheon meats and smoked hamwhich are cured or contain preservatives.

4. At lunchtime, discard all used food packaging and paperbags. Do not reuse packaging because it could contaminateother food and cause food-borne illness.

5. Pack just the amount of perishable food that can be eatenat lunch. That way, there won't be a problem about thestorage or safety of leftovers.

6. It's fine to prepare the food the night before and storethe packed lunch in the refrigerator. Freezing sandwicheshelps them stay cold. However, for best quality don't freezesandwiches containing mayonnaise, lettuce, or tomatoes. Addthese later.

7. Insulated, soft-sided lunch boxes or bags are best forkeeping food cold, but metal or plastic lunch boxes andpaper bags can also be used. If using paper lunch bags,create layers by double bagging to help insulate the food.An ice source should be packed with perishable food in anytype of lunch bag or box.

8. Prepare cooked food, such as turkey, ham, chicken, andvegetable or pasta salads, ahead of time to allow forthorough chilling in the refrigerator. Divide large amountsof food into shallow containers for fast chilling and easieruse. Keep cooked food refrigerated until time to leave home.

9. To keep lunches cold away from home, include a smallfrozen gel pack or frozen juice box. Of course, if there's arefrigerator available, store perishable items there uponarrival.

10. Use an insulated container to keep food like soup, chiliand stew hot. Fill the container with boiling water, letstand for a few minutes, empty, and then put in the pipinghot food. Keep the insulated container closed until lunchtime to keep the food hot (140° F or above).

Terry Nicholls
My Home-Based Business Advisor
www.my-home-based-business-advisor.com

Copyright © by Terry Nicholls. All Rights Reserved.

About The Author

Terry Nicholls is the author of the eBook "Food Safety: Protecting Your Family From Food Poisoning". In addition, he writes from his own experiences in trying to start his own home-based business. To benefit from his success, visit My Home-Based Business Advisor - Helping YOUR Home Business Start and Succeed for free help for YOUR home business, including ideas, startup, and expansion advice.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Golf Channel

Cooking with the Calcavecchias
Golf Channel
1989 Open champion Mark Calcavecchia cooks up a meal with his wife Brenda to show how nutrition can help your golf game. Watch PGA Tour Champions Learning Center Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET. PlaylistTrending. Cooking with the CalcavecchiasFeb 20, 2018 ...



Brit + Co

6 Practical Ways to Channel Julia Child in the Kitchen
Brit + Co
In the mid-20th century, French cooking was *literally* a world away from most Americans. That is until some courageous ex-pats, the most famous of which may be Julia Child, traveled home with a wealth of knowledge about cooking in France. Child had ...



University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Cooking tips from the most mediocre chef out there
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
I entered college much like many other pseudo-adults from the protective nest of Northern Virginia. I was a novice at laundry, had never ridden a bus and possessed the infamous unlimited meal plan. While I quickly mastered the one-load wonder and the ...



Madison.com

Classic recipe: Sour cream enchiladas
Madison.com
Each week, we're pulling a classic recipe out of the State Journal archives and sharing it here as it was originally printed years ago. Remember, ingredients and cooking techniques change over time so you may want to make some adjustments when trying ...



TG Daily (blog)

Five Healthy Cooking Tips to Help You Cook Your Own Healthy Food
TG Daily (blog)
The primary reason why we witness lazier and lethargic people these days is their diet. Our intake of unhealthy food is way more than healthy items. This has impacted our lifestyles in negative ways. Doctors and dieticians are laying heavy emphasis on ...



POPSUGAR

The 4 Most Common Mistakes You're Likely Making When Cooking Pasta
POPSUGAR
Pasta can seem like a simple and easy dish to enjoy any day of the week, and it can be, but there's more to that perfect plate of pasta than you think. Once you get down the right technique, you should be able to nail it every time; however, it's ...



Vancouver Courier

Chef Trevor Bird shares cooking tips and recipes for busy parents
Vancouver Courier
A little preparation goes a long way in making weekdays less hectic. A little wine helps too. Sandra Thomas / Vancouver Courier. February 20, 2018 02:41 PM. ribeye. Cooking a large ribeye steak in a Dutch oven means leftovers that can be used during ...



Madison.com

Classic recipe: Venison meatballs in sauce
Madison.com
Each week, we're pulling a classic recipe out of the State Journal archives and sharing it here as it was originally printed years ago. Remember, ingredients and cooking techniques change over time so you may want to make some adjustments when trying ...



Al-Bawaba

'Fed up' Egyptians Respond to Election Poll with Cooking Tips
Al-Bawaba
When an Egyptian news site requested responses to a poll about the upcoming election they could little have anticipated the flood of food-related replies they would receive. Alhayah Alaan asked Egyptians a simple question via its Facebook page: “Will ...



Madison.com

Classic recipe: Green ravioli
Madison.com
Each week, we're pulling a classic recipe out of the State Journal archives and sharing it here as it was originally printed years ago. Remember, ingredients and cooking techniques change over time so you may want to make some adjustments when trying ...


Google News

home | site map

© 2006 Global Biotechnologies, Inc.


MaineBannerExchange