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Enjoying good food is a central part of the holiday season. Considering taking steps to prevent all those good times from being ruined by foodborne illness. Refer to the fact sheets below for tips on safely preparing food, baking your favorite treats and preparing food as gifts. Follow us on social media for frequent posts on other holiday food safety topics throughout the season.

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Holiday Food Safety Q&A

  • @SafePlatesFSIC FB Live recorded on 11/16/2020 – NC State Extension food safety experts talk about holiday gatherings during a time of COVID-19 and general food safety while preparing holiday meals.
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