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Protect Yourself When Eating Out

Four Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning

Check restaurant score on phone

1. Check Inspection Scores

Many state health departments make restaurant health inspection scores available on the web. Check the score before going to the restaurant  or check when you get there.

 

 

Confirm that restaurant tables, floors, and utensils are clean

2. Make Sure the Restaurant Is Clean

Confirm that restaurant tables, floors, and utensils are clean. If not, you may want to take your business elsewhere.

Meat, fish, poultry, and eggs should be cooked thoroughly to kill germs.

3. Check That Your Food Is Cooked Thoroughly

Meat, fish, poultry, and eggs should be cooked thoroughly to kill germs. If food is served undercooked or raw, send it back.

 

 

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4. Properly Handle Your Leftovers

Taking your food to go? Remember to refrigerate within 2 hours of eating out. If food is left in a hot car or temperatures above 90ºF, refrigerate it  within 1 hour. Eat leftovers within 3 to 4 days.

 

 

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