October 30, 2014
Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated
Suggestions to prevent cross-contamination
(HealthDay News) -- Foods such as meat, seafood, poultry and eggs must be separated from other edibles to prevent possible cross-contamination with germs.
The Foodsafety.gov website offers these suggestions:
- Keep these foods separate from all other foods in your grocery shopping cart.
- When you check out at the grocery, make sure each of these foods is separately wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent juices from leaking.
- Keep these foods in plastic bags or storage containers in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Eggs should be stored in their cartons and kept in the main part of the refrigerator, not in the door.