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How can I prevent salmonella infection?

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To prevent salmonella infection:

  • Avoid eating raw or barely cooked eggs
  • Don’t eat raw or undercooked beef, pork, or poultry
  • Refrigerate food properly
  • Wash hands well with soap and warm water before and after handling food
  • Clean kitchen surfaces before preparing food on them
  • Don't mix cooked food with raw food or use the same utensils to prepare them
  • Cook meat to its correct minimum temperature
  • Wash hands with soap and water after touching animals, their toys, and their bedding
  • Wash raw fruits and veggies well and peel them if possible

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Salmonella.”

World Health Organization: “Salmonella (non-typhoidal).”

Foodsafety.org: “Sneaky Salmonella: It’s Common, Costly, and Preventable.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Salmonella Infection.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Salmonella infection.”

Kids Health from Nemours: “Salmonella Infections.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Salmonella.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Salmonella.”

World Health Organization: “Salmonella (non-typhoidal).”

Foodsafety.org: “Sneaky Salmonella: It’s Common, Costly, and Preventable.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Salmonella Infection.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Salmonella infection.”

Kids Health from Nemours: “Salmonella Infections.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Salmonella.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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