USA – CDC – Game Day Food Safety Tips


What You Need to Know

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after preparing food and before eating.
  • Separate raw meats from ready-to-eat foods like vegetables when preparing, serving, or storing foods.
  • Make sure food is cooked to a safe internal temperature.
  • Keep hot foods hot (140°F or warmer) and cold foods cold (40°F or colder).
  • Throw out perishable food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than 2 hours (more than 1 hour if it has been exposed to temperatures above 90°F).

Tackling a game day spread? Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field. Make sure your game day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons.

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