Take a Fresh Look at Frozen Foods

Did you know that March is Frozen Food Month?!

Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables are as rich in nutrients and, in many cases, are packed with even higher nutrient levels than their fresh counterparts? This month, take some time to educate families on the importance of handling frozen foods safely.

Planning to use frozen veggies?
To ensure proper preparation and safety of any frozen food, follow the package instructions for thawing and cooking them. Click to learn more.  #foodsafety #FrozenFoodMonth

Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, in the microwave, or in cold water?
Never thaw at room temperature and never refreeze something that has been thawed once. Click to learn more. #foodsafety #FrozenFoodMonth

Preparing frozen foods in the microwave, on the stovetop or in the oven?
The “standing time” is an important part of the #foodsafety process. Your food may continue to cook once it’s removed from the heat. Click here to learn more. #FrozenFoodMonth

Don’t forget to share these important frozen food safety messages with your family, friends and social networks!

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