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Preventing foodborne illnesses

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, affects one in every six Americans annually. Foodborne illnesses are caused by consuming foods and drinks contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and trigger symptoms similar to those caused by the flu. Food poisoning can usually be prevented by storing and cooking your foods in a clean environment, and taking steps to avoid cross-contamination. Follow these steps to lower your risk for foodborne illnesses. Wash your hands Bacteria …