Keep Food Safe!

By Siew Guan Lee – University of Idaho Extension According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness that is unlikely to be transmitted through food. However, it is important to practice hand hygiene and follow safe food handling steps to keep you and your family safe. Foodborne... Continue Reading →

How to Handle Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely

By Siew Guan Lee, MS, RD - University of Idaho Extension Fruits and vegetables provide many nutrients that are essential to our health. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers. During a pandemic like COVID-19, it is especially... Continue Reading →

An Egg-citing Week Ahead!

It’s Egg Week at Eat Smart Idaho! We're bringing you egg cooking, egg safety and egg-citing recipes.  5 Egg-spert Questions About Easter Eggs How can I safely color and decorate hard-cooked eggs? Wash your hands between all the steps of cooking, cooling, dyeing and decorating.Can I use anything to decorate the eggs, such as pens... Continue Reading →

Safe Thanksgiving Leftovers

Today is your last day to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers unless you are freezing them. Here are a few safety tips to remember when using up your Thanksgiving (and any other) leftovers: Leftovers should be used within 4 days if they are stored in the fridge This means that for Thanksgiving leftovers, if your... Continue Reading →


BEFORE YOU BUY THE TURKEY- Make space in the refrigeratorKEEP IT SEPARATE- In the shopping cart, bags, and the refrigerator,separate raw turkey from other foods.NEVER DEFROST AT ROOM TEMPERATURE-Thaw in a refrigerator, 40 °f or below. Allow about 1 day for every 4 to 5 pounds. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on... Continue Reading →

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