Essay about Saftey Brochure

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1. The common safety issues related to food purchase, storage, and preparation.

The common health problem is food borne illness known as food poisoning. Food borne illness every year gets one out of six Americans sick by eating or drinking contaminated foods. When purchasing foods consider recent food recalls when shopping for groceries. Inspecting your foods before you purchase them like meat, poultry produce, and cheese needs to have proper color and no signs of dirt. Storing the meat, cheese, and poultry in the refrigerator or the freezer as soon as you get home from grocery shopping. Cleaning vegetables with a scrub brush is very important. Meat and poultry does not have to be rinsed. When preparing a meal make sure to have
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There are four ways to prevent food borne illness cleaning properly, separate (don’t cross contaminate), cook food to the proper temperature, and chill (refrigerate foods). A few ways to reduce salmonella from eggs is to store them in the refrigerator. Cooking the egg can reduce the amount of bacteria in the egg, but an egg with a runny yolk can pose a bigger risk than the egg that is cooked. Cooking meat and poultry destroys bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, listeria, and campylobacter. But, meat can get contaminated again if not stored properly. Fresh produce may be harmful because of the bacteria from contaminated soil and water in the fields.

2. Make recommendations for where readers might search for more information regarding food safety.
The CDC recommends washing your hands with warm water and soap after handling raw meat. Make sure to get under the nails and between the fingers. Cook meat well to kill bacteria. Lamb, veal, and beef needs to be cooked properly so the temperature is between 145 degrees and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. For chicken and other poultry they should cook to at least 165 degrees in the center. Cleaning utensils and surfaces that have been touched by raw meat and eggs before anything else touches them. Using soap and hot water works fine. Washing fruits and vegetables with a

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