Food Safety Issues/Expert Profile

Carol Schlitt

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returns 04/30/2017

I can answer questions on home food safety, sanitation and home food preservation.

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I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc -


National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Past President and current Historian), St. Louis Culinary Society.


BS - University of Illinois MS - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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KC03/23/17101010Thank you, and your friend!
marcelle03/03/17101010Thankful for the quick response.
Karen03/01/17101010Thank you, Carol! Yes it is amazing .....
Jona07/20/16101010Thanks, Carol!

Recent Answers from Carol Schlitt

2017-03-21 Cocoa Powder:

Hi KC,    I didn't know the answer to your question so I reached out to a friend of mine who is an award-winning chocolatier in St. Louis for his opinion.  Here's what he said:    "I donít know for sure

2017-03-03 safe to cook:

Hi Marchelle,    The "sell-by" date on poultry is there for the benefit of the grocer to make sure they are rotating their products and selling them while they are in prime quality.  As a consumer, you

2017-02-26 Mushroom storage:

Hi Karen,    Amazingly, whole vegetables and fruits do not need to be refrigerated for safety, but are usually done so to extend shelf life. It is also recommended to refrigerate them once purchased, again

2017-02-20 Bone disc on ham:

Hi Janet, are not the only person to miss removing the piece of plastic which protects the bone from breaking the packaging.  I've been asked this question many times.    According to the Food

2017-02-19 Opened can of sliced mangos:

Hi Bev,    Fruits don't have to be refrigerated to stay safe to consume as their pH doesn't support the growth of harmful bacteria. This is why fruit pies can safely be stored at room temperature.    It


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