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Five Food Safety Tips
Are you aware of foodborne illnesses (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning), and do you consider these when purchasing and handling your food? According to a 2009 Food & Health Survey carried out by the International Food Information Council, at least 52 percent of consumers say their most important food safety concern is foodborne illness.
Robert Gravani, a Professor of Food Science at Cornell University says it’s important for people to know they do have some control in keeping their food safe. “It’s remarkable how easy it is to incorporate simple food safety steps into your every day routine,” he says and here’s how:
1. When purchasing meat products, whether beef, poultry or seafood, ensure they are refrigerated. This applies to whether the products are raw, pre-packaged or from the deli.
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