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    Chow Line: Back-to-School? Food Safety Tips for Packed Lunches

    My kids are starting back to school next week, and this year they are packing their lunch for the first time. Any tips on what I need to do to make sure their packed lunch is safe and healthy?
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    Chow Line: Simple Suppers Make Mealtimes Fun and Easy for Families, Kids

    I’m a mom of twin preschoolers and want to make sure that I teach them healthy eating habits at an early age. How I can do that and stay within a modest food budget?  
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    Chow Line: Summer a Good Time for Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Other In-Season Produce

    I know that summer is a great time to get fresh sweet corn and juicy watermelons, but what else is in season now?
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    Chow Line: Yes, Nonperishable Foods can Become Contaminated With Pathogens That cause Foodborne Illnesses

    I never knew that nonperishable foods like breakfast cereal can become contaminated with salmonella – how is that possible?
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    Chow Line: BBQ Safely: Be Careful when Using Steel Grill Brushes

    I clean my grill each time after I cook on it, using a steel wire grill brush to keep the grease and grime from building up on the grill racks. I’ve used the same brush for a couple of years now because I love how it cleans, but I’m wondering if I should get a new one this year.  
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    Chow Line: USDA Warns: Wash Your Hands Properly to Prevent Foodborne Illness

    My husband gets frustrated with me because I’m always reminding him to wash his hands multiple times when cooking. He says washing before he cooks is enough.  Which one of us is right?  
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    Chow Line: Certain Tick Bites Can Cause Food Allergies

    Can you really develop an allergy to red meat from a tick bite?
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    Chow Line: That Free Food at Work May Significantly Increase Your Caloric Intake

    I’ve noticed that I’ve gained a few extra pounds in the past couple of months. The only things I can think of are the doughnuts and other snacks my coworkers bring to the office. Can those calories really add up that much?  
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    Chow Line: Pre-cut Melons Tied to Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

    I just heard a report that a brand of pre-cut melons was tied to a Salmonella outbreak recently. How is that possible?
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    Chow Line: Don’t Drink the Pool Water!

    I tell my youngest son not to swallow water from the pool every time we go swimming. While I know that it’s gross, can it also make him sick?