Foods can easily become contaminated or unsafe to eat if they are mishandled or improperly prepared. Proper food handling, cooking and storage are all essential to prevent food poisoning.

Each year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in six people will become ill from foodborne illness. Because many of the organisms that cause foodborne illness can’t be readily seen, smelled or tasted, it can be difficult to readily tell if food has become unsafe to eat. Learn what steps you can take at home to protect yourself against food poisoning.

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