Food Safety at Home

No Crossovers: Preventing Cross-Contamination

Before you blame a flu bug for an upset stomach, consider the fact that food poisoning often starts at home.

Take control of your family's health in four easy steps: wash your hands, refrigerate perishables, keep raw meat separate, and cook to proper temperatures.

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