Food poisoning is a dreadful experience and is caused by eating contaminated food that has bacteria, such as listeria, salmonella or E coli. It can lead to bouts of vomiting or diarrhea. In order to protect your family, here are four tips on how to avoid food poisoning:
- Never undercook food: Make sure that even your egg yolks are firm, and not runny, in order to avoid getting salmonella. When cooking meat, always use a meat thermometer to ensure your meat is cooked to the proper temperature that kills bacteria. To avoid food poisoning, never eat undercooked meat, poultry or seafood.
- Be very clean: When handling food, especially raw meat, wash your hands in warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling the food. Rinse produce in hot water to remove bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Always clean cutting boards and countertops before and after cooking.
- Store food correctly: It’s vital to keep your food stored at the proper temperature to avoid food poisoning. Always refrigerate your leftovers immediately, and keep your fridge at 40 degrees F or lower and your freezer at 0 degrees F.
- Keep raw meat away from other food: When storing raw meat, ensure that it’s wrapped up well and put away from other food. Never put cooked meat on the same platter that held raw meat.
Even if you do your best to prevent food poisoning, others might not be as careful. If your or a loved one were the victim of a Texas food poisoning, you deserve justice and compensation for your emotional and physical turmoil. Contact the experienced Texas food poisoning attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.