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Solve Foodborne Outbreaks

Did you know you can help disease detectives find and solve foodborne disease outbreaks? Learn some ways you can help protect others from getting sick.

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The Notorious B.U.G.

You may have heard the words “norovirus outbreak” but do you really know what that means? Each year on average in the United States, norovirus contributes to about 56,000–71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths, mostly among young children and older adults. Whether you are going on a cruise...

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Shiga Toxin-Producing E.coli & Food Safety

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.

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Salmonella and Eggs

Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods. But you must take special care when handling and preparing fresh eggs and egg products to avoid foodborne illness, sometimes called food poisoning.

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Packed Lunches: Cutting Corners, But Not Food Safety

As a working mom of four boys, ages 8 and under, I’m asked on a near-daily basis: “how do you DO it?!” It’s a carefully orchestrated dance: keeping my family fed, healthy, dropped off at school and daycare at the appropriate times, with their respective accompaniments, whether homework, snacks...

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Safe Campfire Cooking: Carne Asada, Quesadillas, and Salsa

For Latinos, camping is a family affair; it’s an opportunity to preserve beautiful moments through experiences and photos, cook delicious food and spend quality time with tios and tias, abuelos, cousins, compadres and friends.

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Salmonella: Five Facts That May Surprise You

You may know that Salmonella can contaminate poultry and eggs, but it also sneaks its way into many other foods. It can contaminate ground beef, tuna, pork, tomatoes, sprouts, and even peanut butter. Learn what you can do to make your food safer to eat.

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6 Packing Tips to Eat Safely When Camping

More Latinos are braving the great outdoors, and they are camping more often than non-Latino campers. In 2016, nearly one million people began camping and about 12 percent of those new campers were Latino, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

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Food Safety Checklist for College Students

Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move.

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Vibriosis 101: Oyster Food Safety

Raw oysters can ruin your summer. That is because you can get very sick from eating raw oysters. Learn about vibriosis, a disease linked to raw oysters – and how to protect your health when it comes to oysters and certain other shellfish.

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