FLORIDA FARM BUREAU: Practice Food Safety at Home

Florida Farm Bureau issued the following announcement on Sept. 12

Every year 48 million people in our nation get sick from eating spoiled food, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Proper household food handling can substantially reduce this number. As you prepare and handle food, follow these guidelines recommended by the CDC:

Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often when you cook.

Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs from cooked food and fresh produce.

Use a food thermometer to make sure foods are cooked to an internal temperature that kills germs.

Refrigerate perishable foods and leftovers within two hours. Chill within one hour if the air temperature is above 90°F.

September is Food Safety Education Month. Join Florida Farm Bureau and the CDC in helping Floridians avoid food poisoning. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/education-month.html.

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Source: Florida Farm Bureau

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