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Keep Your Family Safe From Foodborne Illnesses

The effects of food-borne illnesses range from mild discomfort to the need for hospitalization. Meat items, if not properly handled, can be the source in a number of ways. The undercooking of meat is often a cause of illness, which is why we have posted a chart that shows the internal temperatures to which meat should be cooked. Another frequent …

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Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

If you’ve browsed our site, you’ll often see that all of our products are individually vacuum-sealed and “flash” frozen. But why do we do this? Why is this important? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the ones that benefit you the most are listed below: 1. Time/Labor Saving When your food arrives, it can be placed directly into …

The Big Thaw — Safe Defrosting Methods for Consumers

Uh, oh! You’re home and forgot to thaw something for dinner. You grab a package of meat or chicken and use hot water to thaw it fast. But is this safe? What if you remembered to take food out of the freezer, but forgot and left the package on the counter all day while you were at work? Neither of …

Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart

Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to keep food safe: Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often. Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods. Cook—Cook to the right temperature. Chill—Refrigerate food promptly. Cook …