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Health Tip: Pack Food and Water for Camping

Suggestions for safe storage

(HealthDay News) -- There's often no getting around packing food and water for a camping trip. But make sure you pack the right stuff properly to help prevent food-borne illness.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • Store food in waterproof, tightly-sealed containers, and store inside an insulated cooler.
  • Frequently wash cooking surfaces and hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available.
  • Separate foods that are cooked or raw.
  • Thoroughly cook any food to its recommended temperature.
  • Chill any leftovers as soon as possible.
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