FDA Consumer Health Information: Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays

FDA Consumer Health Information: Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays



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SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parties, family dinners, and other gatherings where food is served are all part of the holiday cheer. But the merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill.

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Typical symptoms of foodborne illness are vomiting, diarrhea, and flu-like symptoms, which can start anywhere from hours to days after contaminated food or drinks are consumed.

“The good news is that practicing four basic food safety measures can help prevent food borne illness,” says Marjorie Davidson, a consumer educator at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These four steps are: clean, separate, cook, and chill. It also helps to be careful when preparing and serving turkey stuffing and dressing.

To read the full FDA Consumer Update article, see Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm092815.htm.

To read it in Spanish, see Consejos de seguridad de los alimentos para unas fiestas saludables at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm152391.htm

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FDA Consumer Health Information: Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays