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Chef Kiernan Offers Advice on Food Safety
Chef Mary Kiernan, an Associate Teaching Professor who teaches Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Falk College, offers this advice for families who are concerned about the impact of the partial government shutdown on food safety:
- The more “local” you can buy, the better. If you are concerned about the safety of the food you purchase in the wake of the government shutdown, consider shopping at your local farmers market or joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system.
- One of the most important things you can do to keep your food safe is to have a working food thermometer in the kitchen and knowledge of proper minimum temperatures (165 degrees for all poultry).If reporters would like to interview Prof. Kiernan about this topic, please contact Matt Michael, Media Relations Specialist, at 315-254-9037 or email@example.com.