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Diane Van
Diane Van is the Deputy Director of the USDA’s Food Safety Education Staff, which is located in Beltsville, Maryland. She was previously the manager of the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, a food safety information center for consumers that provides helpful advice on handling, storing, and preparing meat, poultry, and egg products safely. You can get information from the Hotline by calling them at 1-888-674-6854, sending emails, checking their “Ask Karen” knowledge base online, or participating in their “Ask Karen” live chat.

Ms. Van is a home economist and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She has been with USDA for 24 years and lives in Rockville, Maryland with her family, her quilts, and her blooming violets.

Blog Entries by Diane Van

Hurricane Irene: Is Your Refrigerator Ready?

Posted August 26, 2011 | 21:22:52 (EST)

If you live on the East Coast, you're likely already preparing for Hurricane Irene's predicted attack. USDA is working with FEMA, along with the entire federal family, to support our state and territorial partners as Hurricane Irene continues to threaten the east coast, having already impacted Puerto Rico.

As you...

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