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Chicken can be a nutritious choice, but raw chicken is often contaminated with bacteria and can cause food poisoning if not handled properly.
September is Food Safety Education Month -- the perfect time to talk to your kids about food safety.
Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.
Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread illness-causing bacteria to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.
Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.
Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.