Perfect for Fall: The Slow Cooker and Food Safety

Slow Cooker (Crockpot) and Food SafetyThe weather cools down, schedules get busier now that school has begun… these may be just a few reasons you find yourself turning to the slow cooker more often for a delicious, speedy evening meal.

Slow cookers are wonderful if used correctly, but because the food heats up slowly and cooks for a long time it’s important to keep good food safety practices in mind.

The United States Department of Agriculture has a thorough online fact sheet detailing everything slow cooking. To learn more about pre-cooking steps, which settings to use, how full to fill your cooker, and even what to do in a power outage, you can visit the full fact sheet below:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FACTSheets/Focus_On_Slow_Cooker_Safety/index.asp

Happy fall cooking!

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