Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will get sick from eating contaminated food. Learn how
you can avoid foodborne illness with these helpful tips.
Rethink eating that pizza left out from last night. Perishable food should not be
out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Hot food should remain at 140° F or above
and cold foods should remain at 40° F or below.
Thaw foods in the refrigerator, not the counter. Use a thermometer to make sure your
meat and poultry is cooked to a safe temperature.
Keep your cooking and food storage area clean. Wash hands and surfaces often.
Think you have a foodborne illness? Make an appointment with the Health Center if
you have a fever, blood in stool, prolonged vomiting, signs of dehydration, or diarrheal
illness that last more than 3 days.