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When handling food, safety is key. Taking proper precautions can help you avoid illnesses such as E. coli, diarrhea, food poisoning, botulism, and more. It's important to keep your kitchen surfaces and utensils washed and sanitized as well as to wash the foods you're working with. Vegetables, fruits, and meats can carry bacteria that can make you sick. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how food can be handled safely, how to keep your kitchen clean, and much more.

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