Did you know that one in six Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses? In reality, these numbers are most likely even higher, but people prefer not to report these cases to their doctor. With food contamination resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 dying deaths, though, it’s necessary to be aware of what you are eating and hygiene habits.
According to a recent CNN article, here are five common sense ways to avoid food poisoning:
- Don’t leave your food out
- Be wary of raw poultry
- Learn the perils of minced meats
- Don’t forget to wash your fruit
- Reheat your leftovers properly
You don’t want to regret your delicious meal. Keep these five tips in mind the next time you’re cooking!