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DQ#1 - touching raw meat wash your hands with warm water...

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DQ#1 Food borne diseases are the illnesses contracted from eating contaminated food or beverages. Illnesses include food borne intoxications and infections, which are often incorrectly referred to as food poisoning. There are more than 250 different food borne diseases (OSHA.gov, 2008). They are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, toxins, metals. Symptoms of food borne illness range from mild gastroenteritis to life-threatening neurologic, hepatic, and renal syndromes (OSHA.gov, 2008). Some ways you can protect yourself and others from food-borne illness at home is by after
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Unformatted text preview: touching raw meat wash your hands with warm water, make sure to get under the nails and between the fingers, cook your meat well to kill bacteria. Beef, veal and lamb should be cook to at least 145 °F-160 °F in the center. Chicken and other poultry should be cooked to at least 165 °F in the center . Clean surfaces, utensils and bowls that have been touched by raw meat and eggs before anything else touch it. Soap and hot water work just fine for this. Wash fruits and vegetables well with water and a vegetable brush. http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/content/view/372/...
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