September is Food Safety Education Month. Every year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers some great tips on how to prevent food poisoning and keep food safe.
Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often when you cook
Separate: Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs. Separate them from cooked food or fresh produce.
Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure foods are cooked to an internal temperature that kills germs.
Chill: Refrigerate perishable foods and leftovers within two hours. Chill within one hour if it’s above 90°