To avoid food poisoning --
TIPS FOR COOKING OR PREPARING FOOD:
TIPS FOR STORING FOOD:
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR PREVENTING FOOD POISONING:
TIPS FOR EATING OUT SAFELY:
TIPS FOR TRAVELING WHERE CONTAMINATION IS COMMON:
If you become sick after eating and other people may have eaten the same food, let them know. If you think the food was contaminated when you bought it from a store or restaurant, tell the store or restaurant and your local health department.
For more detailed information please see Food - hygiene and sanitation or see the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service website.
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Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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