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A man and his two children wash their hands in the kitchen sink.

Wash Your Hands for Health

Washing your hands properly can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections.

C. perfringens

Prevent Illness from C. perfringens

Clostridium perfringens bacteria are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness (food poisoning).

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety

Clean

Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.

Separate

Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.

Cook

Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.

Chill

Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.

 

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