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Health Tip: Protect Against Salmonella

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin memory of a delicious meal faster than a case of food poisoning.

The U.S. Food Safety Administration suggests how to help prevent illness from salmonella contamination:

  • Don't eat foods at higher risk for salmonella contamination, such as undercooked eggs, raw eggs, undercooked meat or poultry, or unpasteurized milk.

  • Properly refrigerate all food before cooking. Make sure food is cooked thoroughly and to the appropriate internal temperature,

  • Thoroughly clean kitchen surfaces.

  • Wash hands with soap and water before preparing food.

  • Keep ready-to-eat and cooked foods separate from each other.

  • Do not allow dishes or utensils that were used for raw food to touch cooked food.

  • Refrigerate foods promptly after cooking.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 3/24/2014
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