(HealthDay News) -- If you're sending a package of homemade goodies to a friend or loved one, make sure you ship it properly and keep the food safe.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines:
- If shipping perishable foods, send them frozen inside ice packs.
- Ideally, ship only nonperishable food. Good options include dried and dehydrated foods; canned nuts, hard candies; and dry, dense baked goods.
- Make sure food is securely wrapped in sturdy packaging.
- Make sure the recipient inspects the food as soon as it's received. Anything perishable should immediately be refrigerated or put in the freezer.
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