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The Big Freeze Debate: To refreeze (or not) after thawing

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We’ve all been there. You take chicken out to thaw and end up changing dinner plans at the last minute. And then you wonder “Is it safe to refreeze it?” The Festival Foods Food Safety Team is often asked: Which dishes are OK to freeze or refreeze and which should avoid the …

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Keeping Your Food Safe When the Lights Go Out

A couple weeks ago I got home from work to find that all of my clocks were flashing… and we all know what that means! Luckily my power wasn’t out for long, but it did make me think about what would happen if I were without electricity for a few hours instead of minutes. The only thing I would really be concerned about right away is how to keep the food cold in my refrigerator …

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Myth Buster Monday: The great milk container debate

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When it comes to milk containers, there is a wide variety out there, but my personal preference is for milk in glass bottles from Lamer’s Dairy because I like the way it looks and tastes, not to mention I love the fact that their bottles are reusable.

But many people want to know: Does milk from glass bottles …

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Expiration dates: Is this still good?

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Your refrigerator door is like a condiment trophy case, right? You’ve got a ton of salad dressings, mustards and other sauces and you often ask yourself: “How much longer will this mustard, which has already been sitting in my fridge for three months, be good?”

The Food Safety Team at Festival Foods has analyzed a handful …

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Give the Gift of Food Safety!

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At Festival Foods we like to focus on our guests’ safety as much as we do on the quality products we offer. That’s why we’re helping you give the gift of food safety! During the holidays is when it’s even more important to focus on this — there are tons of people at your house, everything …

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Tuesday Tip: Thanksgiving leftovers

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Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Since it’s the season of sharing, we thought we’d share with you some fun facts about the holiday:

46 million turkeys will be consumed on Thanksgiving Day 65 percent of Americans surveyed say that Thanksgiving leftovers are more important than the regular Thanksgiving Day meal 3 …

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Happy Halloween: Staying safe

Halloween is here again!

Ideally, your pumpkins are carved, the kids are finalizing their costume choices and you’re trying to figure out what you’re going to do with children on a weeklong sugar high!

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The two big Ss of Halloween? Sugar and safety! You can get plenty of the sugary treats in our stores and our …

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Tip Tuesday: All about eggs

Today we’re talking about everything that you need to know about your eggs!

We’ve recently seen an influx of questions from our guests about that age old question that seems to be on everyone’s minds: How long are eggs good after you buy them?

Many eggs reach your local supermarket shelf only days after they’re laid by a hen.

You may see two dates on your carton of eggs — a pack date and a …

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Tackling Tailgating Food Safety Tips!

Let’s talk tailgate.

After all, Packers season is upon us and Festival Foods is the Grocery and Tailgate Headquarters of the Green Bay Packers.

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Just to show that we mean business in this area, we looked up the actual definition of tailgating. It is: “To host or attend a social gathering at which an informal meal …

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Planning canning

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, friends: It’s time to can.

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Our vegetable gardens are in full bloom and those overgrown cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and beets and are in need of a serious picking! Many people also will begin the process of home canning. It may seem like a tricky process and the …

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