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SafeFood© Rock!

Summertime fun includes open air concerts. While attending the latest in our town’s local summer series, I got to thinking how everyone knows the location of where Jimmy Buffet wastes away and everyone’s got Jenny’s number. *

But how many know the proper end- point temperature for cooking ground beef (FYI = 160°) or that they should rinse cutting boards in bleach water every week or so?

Maybe food safety messaging needs to get Jon Bon Jovi or George Strait to write a song. Dr. Carl Winter, an Extension specialist and microbiologist at the University of California - Davis has worked food safety messaging into lyrics of popular golden oldie songs. See http://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/ for some sing-a-long ideas.

* Margaritaville and 86 75 309

Posted August 19, 2009 by Catherine Strohbehn, PhD, RD, CP-FS