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Prevent Food Borne Illness This Holiday Season

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Many times during holiday celebrations crowds of people can be found in kitchen grazing over food while chatting with their loved ones, but it’s important to take the necessary precautions to prevent food borne illness. Registered Nurse Judi Van Hulzen with Marion County Public Health says there are several types of food borne illness out there and the majority of them can be prevented by simple things such as thoroughly washing your hands several times throughout the day, avoiding cross contamination – especially with poultry, making sure you cook everything thoroughly and not leaving food sitting out for more than two hours.

Those who experience food borne illness are urged to contact their doctor immediately to find out how to treat it.