Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Keep Foods Safe
Foodborne diseases are largely preventable. 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 other 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.
- Make sure to check the Storage Times for the Refrigerator and FreezerExternal.
- Report suspected foodborne illnesses to your local health department.
- Check CDC’s food safety website and foodsafety.govExternal, your gateways to federal food safety information.
All Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tips
- Make Health Your Resolution
- Take Folic Acid
- Lower Your Risk for Cervical Cancer
- Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Wear Red for Heart Health
- 5 Tools for Pregnant Women, New Moms, and Women Who Are Considering Pregnancy
- Be a Healthy Valentine
- Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
- Wear a Helmet
- Limit Alcohol and Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose
- Watch for Milestones
- Prevent STDs
- Garden Safely
- Travel Safely
- Be Summer-Savvy
- Protect Your Kids
- Make Your Home Safer
- Leave Fireworks to Professionals
Page last reviewed: October 26, 2015
Content source: CDC Office of Women's Health