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Life Lessons #3 - Food Safety
Before you even pick up a knife or mixing bowl or break out Grandma’s recipe for perfect scrambled eggs, it’s important to teach kids the basics of food safety first. Knowing your way around the kitchen, cleanliness and its potential hazards should be lesson #1.
Foodsafety.gov recommends following 4 simple steps for food safety to help keep food poisoning at bay:
See the full article for more details HERE
Using a food thermometer is the safest, most reliable way to check the internal temperature of your food. Why is that important? FoodSafety.gov says cooked food need to be heated to a “high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria that cause foodborne illness.” We’re fairly certain that everyone would like to avoid a round of food poisoning! Luckily, we offer several solutions from manual to digital based on cooking level and desired options.
Step 1: Beginners
- High-heat silicone grip stays cool to the touch
- USDA recommended cooking chart printed right on the face of the thermometer
- Can stay in oven right in the meat or use as needed
Step 2: Intermediate
- 10 inch "instant read" probe to keep hands at a safe distance
- 15 presets by meat type per USDA recommendations, plus 1 open setting
- Built in torch light for checking temperatures in low light settings
Step 3: Advanced
- Programmable with memory function for batch cooking
- ULTRA probe can stay in oven while monitoring temperature on screen
- Includes a timer for more cooking options
As always, we’re happy to help you select the right thermometer for you or your child – just give us a call!
Here's a helpful chart for USDA recommended safe minimum temperatures:
If you’re looking for more ways to get your kids involved in cooking, we love Little Sous, a monthly subscription box that teaches cooking with age-appropriate tools, lessons and recipes.