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With Recent Outbreaks Of Avian flu And Listeria, it’s Important For Seniors To Pay Special Attention

Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

• Be careful not to cross-contaminate. Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from other foods in your grocery cart and shopping bags to avoid leaking onto other foods, especially fruits and vegetables.

• Don’t purchase damaged or bruised fruits and vegetables or produce that has been cut but not stored in a refrigerated space.

• Store eggs in their original carton and refrigerate as soon as possible.

• Keep your cooking, cutting, and counter surfaces clean.

• Cook food to a proper temperature to avoid airborne diseases.

• Pay attention to expiration, “sell by” and “best used by” dates.

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