Monday, December 7, 2015

How to protect yourself from food poisoning this holiday season

This holiday season yourself and loved ones safe.  According to Poison Control one in six Americans get food poisoning every year.  Some tips to prevent this from happing to you and your loved ones are as follows.  Everyone knows high temperatures can kill harmful bacteria.  You should make sure your hot food not only get above 140 F but stays at that temperature while the food is being served.  The same goes for cold food which should be kept below 40 F.  One of the biggest problems for Americans is they leave their food out too long at unsafe temperature (between 40-140 F).  This leaves the opportunity for bacteria to grow and get you sick.  Is your family guilty of leaving food out in this danger zone for extended periods of time?  Has anyone ever gotten very sick from it?  If you would like to read more about this topic read the link below.

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