Make Food Safety Part of Your Game Day Plan

Do you have a game plan for your next watch party? On game day, start with clean hands and utensils. Keep an eye on the clock: Don’t leave food sitting out for more than 2 hours. On the buffet, keep hot foods hot with a slow cooker or other warming device, and put cold foods on ice so they stay cold. If you’re ordering takeout or delivery, check health inspection scores if they’re available, and make sure food is handled properly so it is safe to eat.

Read this CDC feature, also in Spanish, to learn more food safety tips and keep the runs on the field.

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CDC Lifts Advice to Avoid Romaine Lettuce from Salinas, California

CDC has lifted its advice that people avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California. Contaminated romaine lettuce that made people sick in this outbreak is no longer available for sale.

A total of 167 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from 27 states. This outbreak was caused by the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 that caused outbreaks linked to leafy greens in 2017 and to romaine lettuce in 2018. FDAexternal icon continues to investigate possible sources of the contamination.

Learn more about E. coli and food poisoning.