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Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

As the days gradually grow shorter and the heat quietly begins to retreat, more than just the end of summer is being signaled. Accompanying the end of the summer months comes the start of a new school year. Amidst the hustle and bustle of packing lunches and snacks for students, families sometimes lose sight of something that should be a priority in their household: food safety. The easiest way to promote food safety at home is through proper handling and storage, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.
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FAPC offers back-to-school food safety tips

Fri, Aug 17, 2018

A new school year is here and that means parents and caregivers may be concerned about whether or not children are eating the food packed in their lunch boxes. The more important concern, though, is whether the food is safe to eat. Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center offers the following food safety tips for parents and caregivers to send their children to school with safe and satisfying lunches.

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