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9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or preparing them.

  • Cook foods thoroughly; use a meat thermometer when cooking roasts and poultry.

  • Wash kitchen towels and clean-up cloths daily; wash cutting boards after each use.

  • Toss leftovers after two days.

  • Pay attention to "sell by" and "use by" dates on food packages.

  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold when serving foods buffet style.

  • Wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces that touch raw meat and poultry.

  • Don't eat anything that contains raw eggs, including cake and cookie dough and homemade salad dressing.

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