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Boater's Guide to Food Safety

Picture of sail boats on the Mississippi River.As the days get warmer, more and more people are heading out for some recreation on the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, the sun and warm temperatures could limit your fun if your food is not protected and you develop a foodborne illness. Following these tips will help to keep you smooth sailing.

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Food safety tricks

Now that you caught some fish, you want to keep fishing. Follow these steps to keep your "catch" safe.

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Tips adapted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.