SafeFood Lesson 2 Page 2

Introduction Lesson 1
What's
bugging
you?
Lesson 2
What are
Consumer
Control
Points?
Lesson 3
Where is the
DANGER
ZONE?
Lesson 4
Who is
FAT TOM?

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Lesson Two: What are Consumer Control Points?
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Buy cold food last...
Get it home fast!

 
When buying food at the grocery store remember to:
  • Purchase meat, poultry and dairy products last.
  • Keep packages of raw meat and poultry separate from other foods, especially produce items.
  • Use plastic bags to enclose individual packages of raw meat and poultry. Grab a few extra while in the produce section and put these on the bottom of the cart.
  • Make sure meat, poultry and dairy products are refrigerated as soon as possible after purchase. The grocery store should be your last errand when shopping.

  • Place refrigerated foods in a cooler, especially in hot weather, for the trip home.
  • Purchase canned goods that are free of dents, cracks or bulging lids.

  • Check that all food packages are intact - no broken seams or tears.

  • Select produce that is fresh! Watch for signs of aging and decay, such as mold or brown leaves and stems. Look for glossy skin and green leaves.

  • Select food packages with longest period of time until expiration.






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