These 4 Rules Will Ensure Easter Food is Safe


If you're grilling, planning to bake an Easter ham, or especially if you want the kids to help cook, it's important to remember that improperly prepared or mishandled foods can be a breeding ground for the dangerous bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses.

Seriously. It happens more often than you think.

Each year, roughly 128,000 Americans are hospitalized, and 3,000 people die from foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Spring holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends over buffet or potluck dinners. If you're planning to cook or grill for Easter, it's important to remember improperly prepared or mishandled foods can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses.

Each year in America, roughly 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Ffamilies can avoid this serious public health threat in their homes during Easter celebration y observing the Four Steps to Food Safety:

--Clean.

--Separate. Keep raw foods and their handling tools apart.

--Cook. Use a thermometer to ensure meat reaches proper temperature.

--Chill. Promptly refrigerate unused food. 

For more answers about food safety, visit FoodSafety.gov.



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