Eat Safe on the Road

Precautions to ensure food is OK to eat

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're planning a vacation to some exotic locale, you might wonder how to make sure the food you eat is safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you have good reason to take precautions, especially if you visit areas with poor sanitation. Since any raw food can be contaminated, it's best to stay away from salads, uncooked vegetables and fruit, unpasteurized milk and milk products, raw meat and shellfish.

On the positive side, any fruit you peel yourself is generally safe. And be sure that cooked food is served to you while it's still hot.

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