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Food Safety for Holiday Meals

The holidays bring together family and friends. These special occasions typically involve food. To prevent giving the gift of foodborne illness, use these resources from the USDA to prepare holidays meals safely.

Tips for Holiday Foods

Learn about handling holiday foods safely. These tips apply every day for handling any food.

Tweleve Days of Holiday Food Safety Learn more

ChickenEaster Food Safety Resources

Food Pantries and Food Banks

While food pantries and food banks operate year around, they become especially important during the holidays. Food safety is important to give safe food to their consumers. Learn more from the resources below.

Food Safety & Food Preservation

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K-State Food Preservation 24/7 Information for your canning questions.

Did you know you may check-out a pressurer canner from our office to preserve  your  food safely.   Give  us  a  call  @ 913-833-5450 for  details.

Allergy Facts

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Safety Zone

Food Safety

Do you practice good food safety practices at home? You can find information to make your next meal at home much safer in the following publications.

The Problem with Raw Flour

flourDo you find it hard to resist gobbling up a piece of raw dough when making cookies, or letting your children scrape the bowl? Do your kids use raw dough to make ornaments or homemade "play" clay? Do you eat at family restaurants that give kids raw dough to play with while you're waiting for the food?

If your answer to any of those questions is yes, that could be a problem. Eating raw dough or batter—whether it's for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick.


Barbecue and Grilling

grillHaving a barbecue is a fun way to gather family and friends. Don't spoil the fun and give your guests foodborne illness. Use these resources to provide the safest food possible.

Games & Activities for Kids


Atchison County Extension