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With the hurricane season of late summer and early fall behind us, it may be tempting to believe that the weather-related threats to food safety are behind us as well.
Although most kinds of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Learn about E. coli and what you can do to help lower your chances of infection.
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.