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Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety

When you should scrub up

(HealthDay News) -- Washing hands before and after preparing food is one of the most important ways to help prevent foodborne illness.

The Foodsafety.gov website says you should wash hands:

  • Before and after eating.
  • Before preparing any food, and after preparation.
  • After touching any raw eggs, meat, poultry or seafood, or the juices of these foods.
  • After you have coughed, sneezed or blown your nose.
  • After using the toilet, touching garbage or handling animal waste.
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