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May 24, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention says those who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus don’t have to wear a face mask when walking, hiking, biking, running alone or gathering in small groups outside. As a result, this Memorial Day weekend and summer will be much different than a year ago. However, we still need to follow summer food safety guidelines to prevent foodborne illness. K-State Research and Extension food scientist Karen Blakeslee says the four food safety steps are: clean, separate, cook and chill.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.