Avoid food poisoning
Salmonella. E. coli. Campylobacter. Listeria. The list of microbes that can cause food poisoning—and its possible long-term consequences—is daunting. We break down which bugs are most likely to cause food poisoning…and how to prevent it.
How to keep your food safe
How to keep your food safe at the supermarket
This year, roughly one in six Americans will suffer from a bout of food poisoning. And harmful bacteria or other microbes can mean more than just an upset stomach. Tainted food kills some 3,000 of us every year. The risk of getting sick is higher if you’re pregnant, under age five or over 65, or have a weakened immune system. Here’s how to keep your food safe, starting in the supermarket.
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Answers to your food safety questions
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