Tell me. Are you entertaining or making a dish for the Super Bowl this weekend? What has become one of the biggest nationwide celebrations of the year in this country is also a day when we need to be careful about what we eat.
And I don’t mean just for the calories.
I am not sure which is worse – hosting a party at my house where my guests get sick from the food, or getting sick from the food at a friend’s house. Neither one sounds pleasant.
Super Bowl parties, like many other events throughout the year, often involve “finger foods”, a lot of people sharing communal dishes and treats that are left out for long period of time. There are the pre-game festivities when people start eating, and it continues through the halftime show a few hours later, not to mention during the game itself. Football is a long game even without all of the Super Bowl extras, folks.
So, to make sure that you know how to party safely, the Food Safe Families campaign is offering tips on FoodSafety.gov to help you throw a winning Super Bowl Party. This includes actions such as cleaning the food well, being sure to keep all potential contaminates separated, cooking meats thoroughly and also chilling any uneaten portions. For tips on making sure that you are always entertaining safely, you can go to FoodSafety.gov.
Chef Terry French, winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef and Owner of Culinary Dreams as well as Martie Duncan of MartieKnowsParties.com and Season 8 of Food Network Star have partnered with the USDA and the Ad Council’s Food Safe Families campaign to remind you to make food safety a big priority on game day. For years, Martie has been a huge proponent of safe entertaining: