What fun to be the lucky recipient of a food gift during the holidays: a ham on the front porch or nuts in the mail. Mail order food is a big business, with the majority of the industry’s sales occurring between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re the recipient of such a gift, keep it safe by following a few simple rules of safe food handling.
Although mail order food companies enjoy an excellent safety record, delays in mailing, breakage and failure of cold packing can occur. That’s why it’s so important to inspect a food gift when it arrives to make sure it’s in good condition. Then handle it carefully to prevent spoilage and food poisoning.
For all rules of safe food handling, please read the full article below.