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Rules of the Game for Food Safety

Referee for food safety at superbowl gatherings

Tackling a buffet at your Super Bowl gathering? Practice these game rules and keep the runs on the field.

Super Bowl Sunday is an American tradition of football, friends, and food. It’s the second largest food consumption day of the year, ranking only behind Thanksgiving.

Make sure your Super Bowl gathering is memorable for all the right reasons! Follow these tips to avoid food poisoning:

Keep it Clean

Before you eat or handle food, wash your hands, food prep tools and surfaces

Taking temperature of foods

Cook to the right temperature

Use a food thermometer to check that foods are cooked to the right temperature:

  • 165° F – for chicken and
  • 160° F – ground beef


Watch the Clock

hot and cold foods

Throw out perishable food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours; one hour if it’s 90° F or warmer.

Serve at the Right Temperature

Keep hot foods at 140° F or warmer, and cold foods at 40° F or colder.

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