Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling (cont.)
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You can prevent most cases of food poisoning by being careful when you prepare and store food. Wash your hands and working surfaces while preparing food, cook foods to safe temperatures, and refrigerate foods promptly. Be especially careful when you cook or heat perishable foods, such as eggs, meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, milk, and milk products. Also take extra care if you are pregnant, have an impaired immune system, or are preparing foods for children or older people.
The following steps can help prevent food poisoning (adapted from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Many counties in the United States have extension services listed in the phone book. These services can answer your questions about safe home canning and food preparation.
To learn more, see Cause for a list of specific organisms.
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