Health Tip: Protect Against Salmonella
-- 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.
Posted: March 2014