Food poisoning usually means a bout of vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping. However, most cases of food poisoning can be prevented. Avoiding raw or undercooked meats, maintaining safe food handling, and washing produce before eating it will greatly lessen your chances of getting food poisoning. Check when there are food recalls to be sure you do not eat contaminated food. And when traveling, be careful to eat only well-prepared foods and avoid drinking unsafe water. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how food poisoning can be prevented, how to handle food safely, and much more.
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