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  • food-delivery-meat-safety

    Hi Mark, I am a foods & nutrition high school teacher in the Bay Area, California.  My program is thriving and I have 165 students who cook once per week.  I have started utilizing instacart to purchase groceries due to the convenience and amounts of resources I need to purchase.  My question to you is about the relative safety of raw chicken when using a delivery service.  They assure that all groceries are kept refrigerated until delivery, but I have noticed that sometimes my app will say that grocery shopping has been completed but delivery doesn\\\\\\\’t occur until sometimes an hour or two later.  When the food, including raw chicken arrives, is there anything I can look for to assure that the meat is safe to cook and consume? thanks!

  • potato salad

    How long can I leave potato salad with mayonnaise out at room temperature when I take it to a family get together or picnic?

  • washing chicken

    Is it necessary to wash raw chicken in the sink before cooking it?

  • food shopping

    What is the maximum time I have between food shopping and getting back home. Thanks!