Food Safety: Tips for Grocery Shopping - Topic Overview
There are things you can do while shopping to help prevent
- Put raw meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and shellfish
in separate bags, and do not mix them with other food items.
- Do not
buy meat or poultry that has a tear in the package or is
- Pick up your refrigerated and frozen items at the end of
your shopping trip, so they are unrefrigerated for a shorter period of
- Drive directly home after finishing so you can store all foods
properly. If you have a long drive, consider getting an ice chest for
- Do not buy food past the "sell by" or "use by"
- Do not buy canned foods if the cans are dented, leaking,
bulging, or rusting.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 18, 2012
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