Food Poisoning Prevention Directory
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.
Food Safety Tips for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home – but it can also be a case of food poisoning waiting to happen. Learn about foods that can make you and family sick and tips to keep your kitchen clean
Food Poisoning: What to Know
Learn about the germs, viruses, and parasites that are the biggest causes of food poisoning.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is common – and preventable. Learn what foods to be careful with, how to cook and clean, and what to watch for in restaurants and while traveling.
Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting
WebMD tells you how to minimize nausea and vomiting if you're sick to your stomach.
Food Safety in the Great Outdoors
Don't let food poisoning spoil your next outing. Following a few simple rules will keep your outdoor meal memorable for the right reasons.
Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?
Experts provide a guide to the variety of confusing 'freshness' dates on food.
15 Ways to Make Your Food Safer
15 tips on food safety.
Lettuce Learn to Wash Produce Properly
The government's recent warning about some packaged fresh spinach has people worried about the safety of their produce, especially greens and lettuces.
Animal studies have linked meat cooked at high temps to cancer. Humans may face the same risks, so find out how to grill safely.
7 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
Surviving the Storm
You’re warm and cozy on a winter night -- then the power goes out. Here’s how to survive the storm.
What’s Listeria, and How Do You Kill It?
Food poisoning is no fun. Learn how to keep your food safe from this tough bacteria that can make you sick.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide To Salmonella
See what salmonella bacteria look like and learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of salmonella poisoning.
Food Allergy Triggers, Common and Uncommon
Peanuts, tomatoes, and even exercise, can bring on food allergies, some quite dangerous. This WebMD slideshow helps identify triggers, symptoms, and tests to help keep your family safe.
Food Dangers You Should Avoid
See the most common culprits in food poisoning in our slideshow, as well as symptoms, complications, and how to keep your food safe.
Food Bacteria Quiz
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the food-borne bacteria called listeria, where it grows and what health danger it poses
Food Safety Myths and Facts
Should you cut off that moldy piece of cheese and eat the rest? What’s the best way to thaw chicken? Find out in this food safety quiz.