Preventing Foodborne Illness|
There are many steps you can take to protect your families and dinner guests for foodborne illesses. It's just a matter of following basic rules of food safety.
The Symptoms of Foodborne Illness
Symptoms will vary according to the type of bacteria and by the amount of contaminants eaten. Symptoms may come on as early as a half hour after eating the contaminated food.
Food Preparation: Keep It Clean
Keep everything clean! The cleanliness rule applies to the areas where food is prepared and, most importantly, to the cook.
Food Preparation: Keep Temperature Right
The second cardinal rule of safe home food preparation is: Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Find out what temperature is right for various foods that you cook.
Safe Food Storage Prevents Illness
The key is to refrigerate or freeze perishables right away and make sure your appliances are storing your food at the proper temperatures.
Does 'Freezer Burn" Make Food Unsafe?
Freezer burn may make your food appear yucky, but it doesn't necessarily mean it's unsafe. Here's how to tell the difference.
Selecting Safe Seafood
Here are some tips to help you select the best, freshest seafood. There are ways to tell the fresh from the 'fishy.'