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When should you wash your hands to prevent food poisoning?

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Always wash your hands before:

Always wash your hands after:

  • Preparing food
  • Eating
  • Using the toilet
  • Changing diapers
  • Coughing or sneezing

From: How to Prevent Food Poisoning WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Foodborne Germs and Illnesses,” “Protect Yourself When Eating Out.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Food Poisoning.”

International Dairy Foods Association: “Pasteurization.”

Foodsaftey.gov: “Sprouts: What You Should Know.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Foodborne Germs and Illnesses,” “Protect Yourself When Eating Out.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Food Poisoning.”

International Dairy Foods Association: “Pasteurization.”

Foodsaftey.gov: “Sprouts: What You Should Know.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

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