Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Keep Foods Safe
To help protect yourself and others from foodborne illness, take a few minutes to ensure foods are safe.
- Wash hands, utensils, surfaces, and cutting boards after contact with raw meat or poultry and before touching another food.
- Wash produce before you eat it.
- Take a few extra minutes to make sure meat, poultry, and eggs are cooked thoroughly.
- Don’t drink raw (unpasteurized) milk or eat soft cheeses made from it.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours in shallow covered containers and use within 3-4 days.
- Report suspected foodborne illnesses to your local health department.
- Check CDC's food safety website and foodsafety.gov, your gateways to federal food safety information.
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Page last modified: October 31, 2013
Page last reviewed: October 31, 2012