Packing Safe Lunches and Take-out and Leftovers
Tips for packing a meal for work or school and keeping it safe to prevent the risk of foodborne illness.
- Eating on the Go
Tips for packing a meal for work or school and keeping it safe to prevent the risk of foodborne illness. University of Minnesota Extension Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Plan on Packing School Lunches with Food Safety in Mind
What's packed inside rather than what's painted on the outside is the critical decision, especially when it comes to food safety, the Texas Department of Health advises. "People really need to plan children's school lunches with an eye to what will be safe to eat after being out in a lunch box for four or more hours." Texas Department of Health. Attention: Non-MDH link
Perishable foods can cause illness when mishandled. Proper handling of the food and the leftovers is essential to ensure the food is safe for you to eat.
- Safe Handling of Take-Out Foods
In today's busy world, take-out and delivered foods are experiencing runaway popularity. Some foods are hot and some are cold when purchased. Foods from fast food restaurants are most often consumed immediately. Take-out foods may be purchased in advance for eating at a later time, such as a party platter or a cooked holiday meal. USDA. Attention: Non-MDH link