Practice Safe Food

February 16, 2011 No Comments

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., some of the healthiest foods are the ones that trigger food poisoning.  Our Eat Clean favorites such as leafy greens, eggs, tuna, oysters, potatoes, cheese, sprouts and berries and ice cream (not an Eat Clean favorite).  These foods accounted for 40% of all outbreaks such as E. coli and salmonella.  Here are some tips to help avoid these illnesses and continue to enjoy the goodness of these foods.

1.  WASH – even if it is pre-rinsed and bagged (I always imagine the pickers and the baggers hygiene habits)

2.  Choose higher grade eggs with no cracks

3.  Grab refrigerated and frozen items last when shopping

4.  Store produce in a clean refrigerator at 40F or lower. 

5.  Keep eggs in the main compartment – not the door where warm air hits first.

6.  Do not eat raw sprouts

7.  Use a separate cutting board for raw meat, poultry and seafood

8.  Clean counters well after preparing raw meat, poultry and seafood before preparing fruits and vegtables

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