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Washing your hands properly can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections.
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 (4°C) and 140°F (60°C).