Monday, November 15, 2010

Tips to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The way you shop for groceries can influence your risk of contracting a food borne illness. The American Dietetic Association offers these food-shopping tips:
  • Fill up your cart first with non-perishable items, saving dairy, meat and other foods that can spoil for last.
  • Prefer fresh produce that's sold in loose pieces, rather than in packages.
  • Ensure dairy products aren't past their "sell-by" dates.
  • Choose meat, poultry and fish carefully, purchasing only the freshest cuts from a grocer you trust.
  • Have your meat, fish and poultry put in bags that are separate from other foods.
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