Some things are too important to keep to yourself. You tell your friends and family right away, because they need it to stay safe or because you know it's a topic they follow. Tweet it, post it, email it -- you pass it along.
This year, potential health risks -- especially about food -- topped WebMD's most-shared list. See for yourself:
The most-shared story was an alert about a major ground beef recall due to E. coli risk. More than 60,000 pounds of ground beef were involved -- and everyone...
Note the general cleanliness of the facility and
staff. If you aren't confident that conditions are sanitary,
Restaurants are inspected by the local health department for
cleanliness and proper kitchen procedures. Find out the inspection scores of
selected restaurants (they are sometimes posted in the restaurant).
Find out whether food safety training is regularly provided for
Give specific directions and ask questions. Do
everything you can to ensure your food is prepared properly.
Make sure meat is cooked at the proper
temperature. For example, when ordering a hamburger, ask for it to be cooked to
a temperature of 160°F (71°C),
and send it back if it is still pink in the middle.
cooked so the yolk is firm. When you order an item that combines eggs, such as
omelets, request pasteurized eggs. Choose a different menu item if pasteurized
eggs are not available.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
February 8, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 08, 2011
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