With new outbreaks of E. coli making the news, the US Government's Food Safety website at http://www.foodsafety.gov/ reminds us that paying attention to food safety guidelines can help you to stay well and out of the hospital. These tips are especially important as more people turn to outdoor cooking and eating at this time of year. Did you know that one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year alone?
This problem is more serious than many people realize. Food poisoning not only sends more than 100,000 Americans to the hospital each year – it can also have long-term health consequences.
But, following four simple steps can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home.