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Food Safety Tips - The Basics of Food Safety are Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill

You can help prevent food poisoning from bacteria and viruses by following 4-simple steps when you prepare food:

“Back to nature”-- that’s what many Americans are trying to do with the foods that they buy and eat. They are shopping at farmers’ markets, picking organic foods at their grocery stores, participating in food cooperatives (or co-ops), and some are even growing their own food. Many people are trying to eat foods that are produced with minimal processing.

However, milk and products made from milk (including certain cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt) are foods that, when consumed raw, can pose severe health risks.

Below are some suggestions for combating bacteria and food borne illness at home: