NOV 21, 2017 12:52 PM PST

Keeping Your Family Safe From Foodborne Illness

WRITTEN BY: Sarah Hertrich

Each year in the United States, 1 in 6 people will fall ill from foodborne illness. Food contamination can occur anywhere in the field from farm to fork. Contamination can occur on the farm (pre-harvest), during transport, processing, at the grocery store, or by food handlers in food service settings, or by the consumer in the home (post-harvest).

Consider the food safety tips discussed in this video to protect your family from foodborne illness as best as you can this year. Specific precautions should be taken when handling raw foods and using a thermometer is especially important to ensure food is cooked well enough to kill all potentially harmful bacteria.
About the Author
  • I am a postdoctoral researcher with interests in pre-harvest microbial food safety, nonthermal food processing technologies, zoonotic pathogens, and plant-microbe interactions. My current research projects involve the optimization of novel food processing technologies to reduce the number of foodborne pathogens on fresh produce. I am a food geek!
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