The big day is finally upon us: Super Bowl Sunday. Millions of Americans – and millions more around the globe – will get together with friends and family to watch the big game and enjoy our favorite game-day foods.
Don’t ruin your big day with little germs. Keep bacteria away from your foods to keep foodborne illnesses at bay. It’s simple; just four little steps (think of four downs):
- 1st down — Clean: Wash hands and preparation surfaces often
- 2nd down — Separate: Keep foods apart to avoid cross-contamination
- 3rd down — Cook: Heat foods to their proper temperatures
- 4th down — Chill: Refrigerate uneaten foods promptly
Make sure your Super Bowl gathering is memorable for all the right reasons! Follow these helpful tips from the USDA to avoid any foodborne illnesses.