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Food safety refers to various techniques used to ensure that food is properly prepared, stored, and preserved. Practicing food safety starts from the purchase the actual purchase of food items to the proper storage of leftovers.
It is recommended to stay away from blue cheese, gorgonzola and many other soft cheeses. Most of them carry listeria, which can be harmful. Here is a good article from Fit Pregnancy about what foods are safe and which are not. fitpregnancy.com Pregnant women are advised not to eat soft, mould-ripe…
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Plastic soft drink containers can be used to freeze water, but you might not want to. Because reused soft drink containers can lead to germs. But if you want to just follow these steps. Fill them with drink & use them as freezer packs in chilly bins Since water expands when frozen, be sure not…
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Many harmful microorganisms do not produce any odors. Smell alone is not a perfect indicator of spoilage.  You probably can't tell, but if no one else is around to sniff the meat for you, then "when in doubt, throw it out." But according to the Department of Agriculture, spoiled meat genera…
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Very soft foods. Jello, mashed potatoes, pudding, soup. Restrict your diet to soft, tolerable foods as your mouth will be very sensitive to hot/cold. Rinse with warm, salt water to keep the socket clean as well.
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Answer It is perfectly fine to eat the skin, however, it needs to be cooked, not eaten raw,The skin of eggplant contains nasunin which is an antioxidant that protects brain cells from free radicals. Just be sure and roast, grill or sautee it or even bake it, when sauted is best, brings out the natur…
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NO, you can, but this is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause food-borne illness. Remember that even potentially fatal food-borne illnesses don't change the appearance or taste of the food, so even if it looks and smells "okay," please don't eat it! The danger zone for food is 4°C to …
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As with any dairy product, ReddiWip should not be unrefrigerated for any length of time. If outside temperatures are high or the trip home from the grocery will take more than 15 or 20 minutes, bring a cooler with you to the store. Time and temperature are the enemy.
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Chicken - if properly packaged and stored consistently at 0°F - should keep for up to a year and maybe even longer. From a microbiological standpoint, no bacteria would grow while it was frozen. Of course, for it to be safe to eat, the chicken will need to be cooked to the proper temperature.
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As long as you bring it up to an internal temperature of 165°F, it will be safe to eat. Add 50% more time to cook a frozen turkey and remember to remove the giblet bags as the turkey thaws during cooking. See Related Links.
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It's a possibility, but as a preventative measure, you should never eat it. You can remove the brown parts and still eat the parts of the lettuce that are still green and crisp. Lettuce turns brown due to oxidation; water will usually collect at the bottom of the bag during this process. When this …
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Approximately 6 grams. Remember "salt" or "table salt" is composed of sodium and chloride ions. If you are asking how much sodium is in a teaspoon of table salt, the estimation is 2400 milligrams. This is the substance to "count" or watch if you are limiting your salt intake for health purposes. …
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Eating mold is not generally harmful, but it can be unpleasant; some molds are unhealthy to consume in large quantities. Also, accidentally eating germs, bacteria and mold can result in bad stomach aches.
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Not necessarilySome foods have acid in them (like lemon, lime, tomatoes, etc.) and the acid may leach some metals out of metal containers. This is why lead is no longer used in cans used to store food. On the otherhand, tin, steel and aluminum have long histories of successful use in storing food. A…
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Answer no, its quite healthy As long as the minnows are fresh (even alive) and came from clean, unpoluted water.
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Yes, but it doesn't do you any good.
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Depends on the mold. blue and green mold is usually safe black mold is dangerous white mold is usually dangerous Yes, moldy bread has multiple toxins and other unhealthy things due to the mold growth. If you see any mold in a bread, it should be thrown out immediately.
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Actually, no. The acid in the food will break down the seasoning that has built up on the surface of the vessel and the food will absorb an awful-tasting metallic taste. Often, the food will blacken as well.
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If meat is thawed and allowed out on a warm countertop for a while, bacterial growth will accelerate. Freezing meat doesn't kill most bacteria, it simply slows their growth. Once you take this refrozen meat out again, the bacteria would resume more rapid growth and could more quickly pose a health r…
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because when it is stored in an air tight container the yeast cannot used the oxygen and it cannot feed on the alcohol it has made because the yeast is no longer living
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Answer According to Wikipedia, in the process of food preservation, potassium nitrate is a common ingredient of salted meat, but there are theories indicating that using nitrates in meats can cause cancer. As a preservative it can be known as E252. I am unsure about potassium nitrate, but so…
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Commercially purchased raw frozen chicken is ideally consumed within 9 months.
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Answer no, if its the only way to repair your object, use a liner on top... unless its cookware, then you're screwed More Information According to the manufacturer's website, J-B Weld is non-toxic, but they do not recommend actually eating it. See Related Links.
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It's probably okay. Even if it is mold, it can easily be trimmed off. It could also be salt(s) and/or other things that crystalized when the meat was cured.
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You need the advanced food hygiene by the CIEH and a professional trainers certificate also by the CIEH for more info go to the CIEH website
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yes and no its made of items and milk compacted togetther in a mold it sits for a while and done cheesefirst off no ofens to the person who answered this but the answer is no because blue cheese has mold on it because it is aged of corse most cheese is but blue cheese has more mold on it than some o…
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There's no way to know. You don't know what kind of mold is growing or what kind of toxins it has produced. Don't eat moldy fruit. Don't forget that mold is like an iceberg - you only see a small portion of it.
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Truly moldy chocolate is not safe to eat. Though many times, people do confuse chocolate bloom with mold.
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The stems, leaves, and flowers of tomato plants contain a toxin that can cause tremors and irregular heartbeat. If a dog eats a large number of green tomatoes, it can also cause problems.Ripe tomatoes should not be a problem for dogs to eat. In fact, many dogs enjoy them.
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It is the Sell by Date, not the Eat by Date. Most foods have a sell by date with the expectation that it will be used in a reasonable amount of time afterwards, not that it will be eaten that day. Dry goods may be perfectly fine for months. Dairy products are usually good for a week to ten days wit…
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It is the study and doing the precess of keeping food away from microorgaism especially pathogens and also to preserve food in conditions in which food did not attacked by microorganism. So it helps in keeping public health.
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According to the USDA website frozen food is good indefinitely - the chart of how long things are "good" in the freezer is a matter of quality not safety. See the Related Link below for more information.
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You could, but I wouldn't recommend it. Bacteria starts to grow at a very rapid pace and you may encounter some nasty after effects you weren't counting on.
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There isn't really one major dominating threat to food safety but several. One of them is contamination, also one of the most publicized threats to food safety, simply when a food source comes in contact with another contaminated object that disease will spread; this is most commonly seen with the b…
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According to one food safety expert (see Related Links), if the Hollandaise is made following the stated recipe and instructions, it could last up to 4 weeks @41°F or lower. Most homemade recipes aren't going to have those results. Using unpasteurized eggs is not recommended. Some food sanitation …
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You should have spit it out when you noticed the moldy flavor. If you didn't notice the moldy flavor as you were eating, then it might not be enough to be worried about. Call your doctor for advice to be sure.
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If the sandwich was put together in sanitary conditions, there should not be a problem. Bread, peanut butter and jelly are all considered stable at room temperature and are commonly stored on counters or cabinets. I wouldn't leave it for more then a day, though.
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Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate,carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate.
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Food poisoning is caused by various organisms. Mold can cause illness, especially if the person is allergic to molds. Usually though, the main symptoms from eating moldy food will be nausea or vomiting from the bad taste and smell of the moldy food. Mold on grain products is the worst - e.g. moldy…
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75 Ministries of Health throughout the world say yes. That makes me feel pretty confident that they are.
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When to Change Deep Frier Oil When the oil starts to change to a darker color "almost caramel like" and smells somewhat "burnt" when its not in use, it is time to be changed.
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I have done some research on melmac products and discovered that a number 7 on the bottom means it contains b.p.a. My melmac bowls have a number 4 on the bottom so are safe.I hope this helps a bit. connie in alberta Millions of people ate off of Melmac dishes during the 40's through the late 70's…
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No, prosciutto is a dry-cured ham which can be eaten without further cooking.
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In your mouth it lasts a good twenty to thirty minutes.(I heart this gum, so delish)
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If it's frozen solid, either leave it in the fridge for 24 hours, use a microwave, or run cold water over it. Do not leave it out on the counter or thaw it under warm water because you run the risk of bacterial growth and contamination.
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Well, if it took three minutes to boil one egg (hypothetically) then it would take 36 minutes to do all 12 if you did them 1 at a time (12 times 3). Take how many you are putting in against the time it would normally take- it depends how you're doing it!
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There is at least one supplier that advertises shipping King Crab legs as fresh cooked - never frozen. They overnight the package and are available that way for a limited time. I imagine the package has chill packs or dry ice to keep it cold. You could get raw King Crab legs only if you live in a cr…
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No. Unless where it was left was as cold as your fridge. Fresh milk - even though pasteurized - still contains bacteria. Pasteurization only reduces pathogens to safe levels. Temperature abuse means that any pathogens that might be present would have a chance to increase in numbers. There's no guara…
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Cooked meat should be good for 3 or 4 days if refrigerated.
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If kept well hydrated a well fed person can go without food for 30-40 days before severe symptoms (other than hunger) set in. Evidence from hunger strikers suggests that death starts to occur between 45 to 60 days. This can vary depending on how much energy the person has stored at the outset and ot…
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Long enough to sing happy birthday in your head.
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The Safest Way to Kill Germs in Foods Food borne bacteria, parasites and viruses, collectively Food Borne Pathogens ("FBP"), are typically treated in the commercial food industry using a combination of approaches. The other answers are correct in saying that cold temperatures will not kill FBPs, …
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When planning food for an invalid or convalescent, you must take into account the medicines the patient is taking. Some medicines are less effective when taken with certain foods, especially dairy products.
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The disease you speak of is one of fish (finfish and shellfish). The causative agent is a dinoflagellate, Pfiesteria piscicida. This organism does not cause human disease.
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raw food may contain pathogens which will be destroyed in the cooking prosses but if they touch cooked food they may pass on these pathogens to food that wont be cooked again and who ever eats it will get sick
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Yes, it is. It is done all the time. Make no mistake about it. Aluminum on the atomic level (or a bit more if a cook is overzealous with utensils in the vessel) gets into the food cooked in uncoated aluminum vessels. But the amount is so small that no toxic threat is posed and no change in taste is …
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Food contamination is when something makes the food inedible or can cause illness when consumed. Contamination can be Biological (bacteria, parasites, viruses, etc.) Chemical (cleaners, sanitizers, additives, etc.) Physical (glass, metal, etc.) Contamination is not necessarily obvious or visib…
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You will potentially get gum disease if you chew on the wrapper but if you onry brack it will be fine sign Dr. Wang.
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Toast is bread!
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The difference between food safety and personal hygiene is this; Personal Hygiene: Is when you wash your hands(a pain but we have to do it), don't pick your nose and things like that, Keeping us germ free. Food Safety; Is when you cook food properly, wash carrots before you eat them and etc.... F…
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In most cases no. Canned food usually has a shelf life of 2 years and it's best to dispose of such foodstuffs. Also beware of any damaged cans or ones that have a bulge in them. These are certain signs of contamination and should be disposed of quickly and without question. When manufacturers produ…
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Yeast makes food spoil faster through metabolizing sugars and other carbon sources. A low PH environment also aids the fungiÕs growth. One important point about yeast is that it causes no foodborne illness.
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Cross-contamination in food preparation is a serious concern, particularly in restaurants and other commercial kitchens. Many foods (uncooked meats, poultry, fish, etc) may be contaminated by microorganisms, bacteria, etc. Cross-contamination is when these contaminants transfer from that food item t…
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No. Foods should not be consumed in the bathroom.Manners aside , this is highly unsanitary . Please don't .
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Dried dates, like other dried fruit, could keep up to a year if packaged and stored properly.
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Herbalife has been accused of causing health problems in some people and also for not being as effective as it claims.
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mold can be very harmful!especially if you are sick or have cancer.
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WikiAnswers will not write your introduction for you, but we WILL help you learn how to do it yourself! Click on the related link to learn more about topic sentences. You need to decide what is the most interesting point of this assignment for you, because writing is easiest if you write about som…
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Never cook for just 22 minutes, even if it's just a 1lb. Cook it on 350 for 40 minutes per lb. 1 lb. of ground beef = 375 degrees for one hour
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Any potentially hazardous food should not sit out for more than two hours (less time is better). At that time, it should be refrigerated. You could keep it out longer, but then you need to track temperatures and might end up throwing it away.
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One Answer I would say yes, but I'm not especially paranoid about food poisoning and would just cook it anyways. Another Answer Thorough cooking of improperly thawed beef will kill off any bacteria, but it might not eliminate the toxins formed by the bacteria.
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Cinnamon is very dry and if not swallowed with water, it prevents you from being able to swallow.
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Yes. Eating moldy bread can make you sick. Many molds contain poisons. Some do not. Do not take the risk.
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Answer It kills most of the bacteria, extending shelf life and reducing bacteria to safe levels. This is more effectively accomplished by boiling, but this has both cost and taste repercussions making pasteurization a reasonable middle ground between killing off unwanted organisms and maintaining…
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One AnswerKept refrigerated lemons should last a few weeks or a month or so. If your lemons came in a net, they should have a 'best before' date on the label.  Another AnswerOnce I tried an old recipe from my grandfather . Put one layer of sand then a layer of salt then a layer of lemons , and…
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Unless the oven maintained a product temperature of 140° or more during that time, no food safety person would tell you that it is OK to eat. It could be all right, but there's no way to tell and it just isn't worth the risk. Addition: but what about putting it in chicken pot pie? see discussion pi…
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You get really sick and will be in bed for a week with Geno-seloras food poisoning. Not advised!
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OK technically it is possible to eat them, but it is also possible to eat paper. Even if they are edible, would you REALLY want to them?? It's not they like taste good!
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If you smell something really nasty like a dirty nappy you either just wrinkel your nose or your gag-reflex is activated. This reflex used to be to protect us from eating things which can harm us e.g.: mouldy food or faeces.
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Most food that should be refrigerated like chicken is no good left over night. So the answer is, "No." Do not eat it or serve it again. It should be thrown away. More information Potentially hazardous food should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours, at which point it should be re…
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It depends on how much you chew it. It might also last up to 6-20 hours. I have stayed up all night and all day and never ran out of flavor...(: that's the good part of having gum that has a strong flavor...:D but sometimes it goes hard before you can chew the rest of the falvor...:D LoL!!... prever…
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The best way to tell that food is safe for you is if has not expired and if it has low fat, and low cholesterol. You should also make sure that it contains fruits and vegetables if possible.
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It will if cooked to the proper temperature. Just cooking it 'al dente' will not be sufficient to remove the bacteria. Be certain to store it properly after being cooked. Also, bringing the food to a high enough temperature to kill the E. coli SLOWLY will make the E. coli actually grow stronger and…
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Answer Your body is always eating some form of spore that floats in the air and lands on food, your hand, your mouth, or someone elses mouth. Your stomach contains a gastric acid, the purpose of which is to kill these molds. But then it depends on how much mold one injests. If the gastric acid ca…
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Food sanitation and safety is a practice of keeping foods from cross-contamination, storing perishable food at the appropriate temperature (41 degrees), and heating food to a temperature that will inhibit bacterial growth (at least 180 degrees). Remember bacteria is always present, trying to keep it…
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Answer Well, I know I am not the smartest waitress in the house. My stratagy with this concept as far as a visual perspective// items such as gloves, food thermometer, FIFO Procedures (First In/ First Out) referances rotation procedures Safety,,, training procedures,,,yeah- I could have a lot of …
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I would not recommend eating mold as some of it produces harmful toxins plus I don't think it would taste very good. Some forms of mold are used in food production and for medicinal purposes. Molds used for these purposes are normally grown in a very controlled environment. The mold Penicillium chry…
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Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes. Hazards can be either physical, microbiological, biological or chemical agents of disease. In Food Sanitation, regardless of type of processing or food handling operation, the number …
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No. Without preservatives, broth should last about a week in the fridge. The first sign that broth is going bad is it gets cloudier. Of course, without knowing how cloudy the broth is to begin with, "cloudier" is hard to judge.If you're not certain that you will use broth within a week, freeze it. P…
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Yes, and this is a good way to save leftover cooked ham. You will need to place it in a freezer-safe container or bag and write the date you placed the ham in the freezer on the container. If you haven't eaten the ham in six months, throw it out.
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infection is defined as the invasion of the body of microorganisms. cross infection is defined as micro-oraganisms passed from person to person fither direct or indirect.direct cross infection is where a person is in direct contact with a contaminated person(i.e. sneezing or physical contact) indire…
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Louis Pasteur, who promptly named the process "pasteurization" after himself.
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yes it can go bad
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Not usually, however, there are fungi that parasitize themselves (sel-parasitism) or other fungi.
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The sell by date on provisions is only for the shopkeeper to legally keep stock on display for public sale. Outdated goods can be sold at reduced prices, and are usually kept in a special place on the shelves. Canned goods can be kept in your pantry as long as you like! When a can is opened, does i…
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sequence of food service are: appetizer soup salad main course dessert tea/coffee after dinner drinks
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Answer:Yes, leftovers and waste food is safe for hogs unless it contains chemical wastes.
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A potato left too long will turn brown, but it will make nice hash browns for breakfast. A RAW, peeled potato with change color if exposed to air. Do not eat a cooked potato that has been sitting in room temperature over night!
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