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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

What are some general tips on food safety?

Wash hands and counters before preparing all food.

Store food at the proper temperatures. Refrigerated foods cannot be left out at temperatures above 40 degrees F (5 degrees C).

Use clean utensils for cooking and serving.

Do not let food sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Watch for signs of food poisoning. They include fever, headache, diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting.

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