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4th of July Celebration

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Celebrate the upcoming National Holiday - Independence Day / Fourth (4th) of July with Family~Food~Friends~Love! 

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  This was adopted by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

Food Safety is always important to D’s Family Kitchen. Let Your Fourth of July Celebration End with Fireworks, Not Food Poisoning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging everyone to be food safe as they cook out this Fourth of July to keep the celebration free from illness-causing bacteria.

Here are some safety tips that they provide and we support:

Getting Ready

  • The easiest way to stop the spread of bacteria around the kitchen is by washing your hands. Before starting, make sure you wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Dry them with a clean towel or disposable paper towel.

  • Wash your hands immediately after handling meats and poultry. This is the best way to avoid cross-contamination of other foods, spice containers, or preparation surfaces.

  • Set your food station table with items that can help you keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. This will help to keep perishable items out of the danger zone (40-140⁰F).

Cooking to the Safe Temperature

  • Regardless of everyone’s tastes, it is important to ensure that all meat and poultry is cooked to the safe minimum internal temperatures as measured by a food thermometer.

    • Beef, pork, lamb and veal (steaks, roasts and chops): 145°F with a three-minute rest time

    • Fish: 145°F

    • Ground meats (beef, lamb, veal, pork): 160°F

    • Whole poultry, poultry breasts and ground poultry: 165°F

Keeping Food Safe

  • If you plan to have a burger or hot dog toppings bar with items like mayo, sliced tomatoes or avocado, be sure to keep them cold by placing them on a tray of ice. Be sure to replenish the ice as needed!

  • Perishable food items should not be left outside for more than two hours if the temperature is at or below 90°F, and only one hour if the temperature is at or above 90⁰F.

  • Any leftovers should be refrigerated within 2 hours (1 hour if temperatures are at or above 90⁰F) of being placed outside. If you are not sure how long food has been sitting out, throw it out immediately.

Thank you to the men & women that fought for our independence and those fighting today!  We THANK YOU!

Have a SAFE & ENJOYABLE day!  We love it when you share! Post on our Facebook Page, @DsFamilyKitchen for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate with us!  We want to see you in your 4th of July wear sharing moments w/Family~Food~Friends~Love!  The first one who post WIN! 

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D's Family Kitchen caters to the Houston area at this time.  We are looking to deliver via mail in the future, except D's Versatile Caramel (shop & select shipping for delivery via mail).  We will post under the News section in Chef D Allen's Blog when this new service is available.  **Minimum of five (5) items with per person orders. Unless otherwise noted and for food allergies/special requests.  Discuss with D's Family Kitchen staff.**

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