Home-cooked meals are at the heart of a healthy diet. Keep the food you prepare at home both delicious and safe by taking control of home food safety. If you handle food properly, you can significantly reduce your risk for foodborne illness. Whenever you are in the kitchen, keep these four simple tips in mind:
- Wash your hands often.
- Keep raw meat and ready-to-eat foods separate.
- Cook foods to proper temperatures.
- Refrigerate perishable foods promptly.
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