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Cent$ible Nutrition News Helping Families Eat Better for Less

February/March 2017

Food Safety Handling food safely is an important part of eating healthy. Eating contaminated or unsafe food can make you and your family sick. To be food safe, keep in mind the four food safety principles: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Clean • Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before touching food • Sanitize counter tops and clean kitchen utensils and appliances • Rinse fresh produce with cool water before eating, cutting, or peeling Separate • Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods while shopping and when storing in the refrigerator • Keep raw food away from ready-to-eat food and use different cutting boards for produce and raw meat, poultry, and seafood Cook • Check internal temperature of food with a food thermometer • Cook cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, and fish to 145°F • Cook ground beef, pork, lamb, and veal to 160°F • Cook all poultry to 165°F • Heat leftovers and casseroles to 165°F Chill • Cold foods should be kept at 40°F or lower • Hot foods should be kept at 140°F or higher • Never leave food out of refrigerator for over 2 hours

Volume 20 • Number 3

Chicken Potato Packet Ingredients

• 11/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken cut into 12 strips • 4 potatoes, cubed • 2/3 cup low-fat Italian dressing • 4 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning


1. Wash hands in warm, soapy water. 2. Divide chicken and potatoes on four 12x18-inch sheets of foil. Top with dressing, cheese, and seasonings. 3. Wrap foil around mixture and place packets on a cookie sheet. 4. Bake at 450°F for 40-50 minutes. Use a food thermometer to check internal temperature of chicken. Remove from oven when chicken is 165°F. Makes 4 servings. From the Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook, pg. 383.


1. What are the 4 food safety principles? ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 2. What should you do before touching food? ____________________________ 3. Cold food should be kept at or below what temperature? ______________________________

Reference USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion. DG TipSheet No. 23. October 2012. 10 Tips: Be Food Safe

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CNP Newsletter February-March 2017 (English)  
CNP Newsletter February-March 2017 (English)