Food-safety tips for your Super Bowl party to ensure that the only thing your guests take home is happy memories.
Get ready for the big game! To ensure a touchdown at your Super Bowl party, make sure to follow these food safety tips.
- Keep your cool and make sure cold foods stay chilled, below 40°F. For hot foods, turn up the heat and keep them at a piping 140°F or higher. To maintain the temperature, use preheated ovens, chafing dishes, warming trays, or slow cookers.
- Avoid food safety red flags by serving your dishes in small batches, replacing them often with fresh and refrigerated platters. When reheating, aim for a temperature of 165°F, and don’t forget to check the food with a thermometer.
- Avoid cold spots in microwaved food by covering it during reheating and checking its temperature in multiple spots. Let’s play ball!
We all have an active role in preventing foodborne illness. For more information visit fsis.usda.gov/food-safety.