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Vittro Leads FIT OWU Brown Discussion

February 14, 2005

Delaware, Ohio -- Joyce Fittro, extension educator with the Ohio State University extension in Delaware County, will present "Keeping Food Safe" on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. and noon in Ohio Wesleyan University's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room B. The event is free and open to the public.
"Consumers have a great responsibility to make sure their food is safe," says Fittro. "Most people think of food safety only when preparing it or handling leftovers, but safety begins when the food is picked-up in the grocery store."
Fittro will lead a three-staged discussion on food safety and handling. It will begin with proper selection at the grocery store, followed by home storage, and then concluding with proper preparation and storage of leftovers. "There are a lot of ways that consumers can make their food selection safer," says Fittro. "For example do your grocery shopping as the last errand, rather than the first."
In addition, Fittro will cover seasonal cooking techniques -- from hard-boiled eggs, to how to thaw the Thanksgiving turkey, to preventing cross-contamination during those summer grilling sessions
For more information on FIT OWU or a complete list of the Brown Bag lunches visit http://fitowu.owu.edu/.