5 ways to avoid food poisoning
|5 ways to avoid food poisoning||Darrell Miller||12/08/16|
December 08, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: 5 ways to avoid food poisoning
Approximately 48 million Americans are the victims of food poisoning every year, according to the CDC. They caution people to be aware of their food and cooking habits in order to avoid this illness. Perhaps the most important rules to follow are to make sure chicken is cooked appropriately and avoid minced meat where possible. This is due to the fact that most chickens carry campylobacter and minced meats hold bacteria inside instead of just on the surface where it is easily killed. Also, they urge people to not keep food at room temperature too long and reheat adequately.
- The spores and toxins released by bacteria commonly found on food can flourish at this temperature.
- Poultry expands beyond chicken, with infection also common in other commonly consumed birds with which people may be less vigilant in terms of hygiene.
- Luckily, infection is usually self-controlling, meaning people don't get severely ill but instead recover over time.
"We've put together six common sense ways to avoid food poisoning and the key bacteria behind it -- a crib sheet to keep to hand in the kitchen."