Health Tip: Protect Against Salmonella

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin memory of a delicious meal faster than a case of food poisoning.

The U.S. Food Safety Administration suggests how to help prevent illness from salmonella contamination:

  • Don't eat foods at higher risk for salmonella contamination, such as undercooked eggs, raw eggs, undercooked meat or poultry, or unpasteurized milk.

  • Properly refrigerate all food before cooking. Make sure food is cooked thoroughly and to the appropriate internal temperature,

  • Thoroughly clean kitchen surfaces.

  • Wash hands with soap and water before preparing food.

  • Keep ready-to-eat and cooked foods separate from each other.

  • Do not allow dishes or utensils that were used for raw food to touch cooked food.

  • Refrigerate foods promptly after cooking.