Four Simple Food Safety Tips

As your body ages, it works differently. You are at a higher risk of becoming sick from food being handled incorrectly. Follow these four simple steps to avoid germs from the foods you eat.

  • Clean: Wash your hands and clean all cooking surfaces after touching raw meat.
  • Separate: Store raw meat and eggs in a separate part of the fridge to keep them away from ready-to-eat items.
  • Cook: When you cook your food, allow it to be heated to a safe temperature to kill harmful bacteria.
  • Chill: Refrigerate food quickly, dangerous bacteria grow in food from 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Groceries and leftovers should be put away ASAP.

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