This podcast is based on the June, 2011 CDC Vital Signs report. One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year. To reduce your risk, remember to clean, separate, cook, and chill. Created: 6/7/2011 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date Released: 6/7/2011. Series Name: CDC Vital Minute.
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One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year. Contamination caused by Salmonella is especially common. It's sometimes found in poultry, eggs, ground beef, pork, and even peanut butter.
To reduce your risk from this and other foodborne germs, remember to clean, separate, cook, and chill.
Clean your hands with soap and water.
Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods. Wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils before and after using them.
Cook all food thoroughly and use a food thermometer to make sure food is cooked.
Promptly chill meat, poultry, eggs, and other perishables.
Finally, don't prepare food for others if you're sick, and be extra careful when you prepare food for children, pregnant women, the elderly, or people in poor health.