Radio Script "Be Food Safe - Cook"
ANNOUNCER: Do you know how to keep food safe at home? The easy lessons of "Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill" will help you protect your family and be food safe! Let's talk about how to really cook.
First - you can't tell it's done by how it looks! Use a food thermometer.
Then - always stir, rotate the dish, and cover food when you are microwaving to prevent cold spots where bacteria can survive. Fast cooking should still be safe cooking.
And - bring sauces, soups, and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating. Even for the most experienced cooks, the improper heating and preparation of food means bacteria can survive.
Food safety risks at home are common. The USDA is your partner in being food safe.
CHORUS: Clean! Separate! Cook! Chill!
ANNOUNCER: For more information on all four food safety lessons, visit befoodsafe.gov or call 1-888-MPHotline.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2013