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 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.
How to Prevent Food Poisoning
How can you prevent food poisoning? Follow these measures from the experts at WebMD.
Shellfish Poisoning, Gastrointestinal
Shellfish poisoning is caused by eating shellfish contaminated with bacteria or, more commonly, viruses.
Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?
Experts provide a guide to the variety of confusing 'freshness' dates on food.
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.
9 Food Poisoning Myths
WebMD consulted food safety experts to dispel common myths and offer advice on avoiding food poisoning.
15 Ways to Make Your Food Safer
15 tips on food safety.
Animal studies have linked meat cooked at high temps to cancer. Humans may face the same risks, so find out how to grill safely.
Surviving the Storm
You’re warm and cozy on a winter night -- then the power goes out. Here’s how to survive the storm.
Video: 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
Slideshow: 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.
A Visual Guide To Salmonella
See what salmonella bacteria look like and learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of salmonella poisoning.
Slideshow: 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 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
Quiz: 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.