Health Tip: Food Prep 101

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(HealthDay News) -- Nothing chases away the college-cafeteria blues faster than preparing your own food. But make sure you handle it properly to avoid getting you and your roomies sick.

The foodsafety.gov website suggests:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water.
  • Clean all surfaces thoroughly before putting food on them.
  • Avoid using the same cutting board and utensils for more than one food.
  • Cook all foods to the proper temperature. Use a cooking thermometer to make sure.
  • Don't leave food -- raw or cooked -- out of the refrigerator for long periods.

-- Susannah Jones

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