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Outbreak of Hepatitis A virus infections linked to frozen organic strawberries.
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- Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety
10 Smart Tips to Keep Your Restaurant Leftovers Safe
Here are some food safety tips so you can enjoy your restaurant leftovers without getting foodborne illness.
Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety
Home-delivered food, like all food, must be handled properly to prevent food poisoning.
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
Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.
Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs 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.