While preparing food is an important key in keeping family and friends from getting sick during the busy holiday season, it's also equally important to keep food at safe temperatures during the holidays.
USDA's Marianne Gravely (grav-lee) says when a meal is complete, it is important the food that is out get put in the refrigerator as quickly as possible.
Traveling with food can be a challenge. If you're making a shorter trip, covering food with foil or wrapping it in a paper bag is a viable option, but for longer trips, Gravely says this can be a challenge but there are options.
Visiting foodsafety.gov, askkaren.gov, or call 888-MPHOTLINE for information on all food safety tips.