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The holiday season is a time when we’re often called on to make and take
food to a variety of events. Now’s the perfect time to brush up on food safety
tips to ensure that your celebrations don’t go awry.
had a transplant or who have HIV/
AIDS, cancer, diabetes or kidney
Here some tips to keep your
feasts safe:
Clean. Use hot soapy water to wash
your hands, utensils, and work surfaces
(including cutting boards). Repeat this
throughout your preparation to ensure
you aren’t spreading bacteria around.
Separate. Keep raw meat and poultry
separate from other foods (cooked or
raw). Use separate cutting boards or
platters for meats, fruits and vegetables,
and other foods.
The first thing to keep in mind is
that some people are at greater risk
of serious illness or even death from
foodborne illness. Those at higher risk
are infants, young children, pregnant
women and their unborn babies, older
adults, and people with weakened
immune systems, such as those who’ve
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