Lesson 2g - Taking food home

When buying food and taking it home, remember to:

  • Keep raw meat and poultry away from other foods, especially fresh foods like fruits and vegetables
  • Place raw meat and poultry at the lowest level of the cart so juices can’t drip on other foods
  • Make sure foods are kept cold between the store and your home
  • Take into account the outside temperature and adjust your trip home so that that food you purchase at the grocery store will not reach the DANGER ZONE
  • Check package sell-by, use-by, or pull-by dates to make sure they are current
  • Make sure you have enough storage space in the refrigerator or on your shelves
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