Don’t Risk Sickness at your Holiday Party this Weekend

In *All, Nutrition & Health by Ag is America

Going to a holiday potluck this weekend? Don’t be the one to bring the dish that gets everyone sick. With the cold weather and all the sharing, it’s important you take extra precautions when preparing your food.

With Ohio State University’s food safety tips, holiday potlucks don’t have to be scary. Just follow these guidelines and your dish will be a hit:

  • When deciding what to bring, consider foods that don’t require temperature control, such as baked goods or pre-packaged snacks
  • Make foods that are easy to serve with utensils to limit the need for hands to come in direct contact with the prepared food
  • If you are bringing hot foods, make sure you use an insulated container to keep the foods hot during transportation
  • Cold foods should be kept in a cooler with ice or gel packs to keep the foods cold during transportation
  • Before the potluck starts, remember to let everyone know if there are any potential allergens used in the preparation of the food including nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, or shellfish

Follow these guidelines and you’re bound to have a happy, healthy holiday. For more tips, read more here.

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