Food & NutritionRisk Factors

9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

people preparing food

Stay safe at home

1. Wash your hands

2. Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables

3. Keep food cold

4. Cook meat, poultry, and eggs thoroughly

5. Use separate cutting boards and utensils

6. Clean your kitchen counters and sink

7. Wash sponges in the dishwasher

8. Refrigerate all cooked items

9. Pay attention to news reports



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