How to Prevent Food Poisoning
Foodborne illness (sometimes called food poisoning, foodborne disease, or foodborne infection) is common, costly—and preventable. You can get food poisoning after swallowing food that has been contaminated with a variety of germs or toxic substances.
Following four simple steps—clean, separate, cook, and chill—can help protect you from food poisoning.
Learn which foods are associated with food poisoning: raw or undercooked meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, raw or lightly cooked eggs, unpasteurized (raw) milk, and raw shellfish.