Keeping Food Safe: Special Tips for Potluck Parties
A potluck.



How to Cite

Peñuela, Claudia, and Amarat Simonne. 2012. “Keeping Food Safe: Special Tips for Potluck Parties: FCS8999/FY1287, 3/2012”. EDIS 2012 (3). Gainesville, FL.


Potluck parties are very popular in the United States because they allow people to share responsibility of cooking and food preparation. While it’s wonderful to be able to share favorite recipes with friends and to have the opportunity to eat a variety of foods without much cost, potluck meals are also associated with an increased risk of foodborne illness. To decrease your risk of foodborne illness, itis very important to follow the “two-hour rule” and refrigerate all prepared foods within two hours of purchasing or cooking. Read this 2-page fact sheet for more potluck food safety tips. Written by Claudia Peñuela and Amarat Simonne, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.


United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Safe Food Handling. Cooking for Groups. Accessed January 12, 2011.