Infectious Diseases

10 Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning


Do not wash raw chicken, meat or eggs

Wash hands frequently

Wash fruits and veggies

Wash utensils and kitchen surfaces

Keep things separate

Use a food thermometer

Keep food hot

Refrigerate promptly

Don’t thaw on the kitchen counter

Don’t be afraid to throw away

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