According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if people handled food properly. In the video below, VCU Health dietitian Allie Farley provides simple tips on proper food safety and hygiene.
Placing cooked or ready-to-eat foods back on a plate that held raw meat
Thawing food on the counter
Eating foods containing uncooked eggs and flour
Undercooking meat, poultry, seafood or eggs
Not washing produce
Not washing your hands
Not replacing sponges and dish rags
Not storing leftovers properly
For more information and resoucres, visit eatright.org/homefoodsafety.
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