Food Safety at Home

Tips for Washing Produce, Cutting Boards and Storage Containers

To prevent food poisoning, it's important to know how to properly wash produce, cutting boards and food containers.

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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