2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (cont.)
- To avoid microbial foodborne illness:
- Clean hands, food contact surfaces, and fruits and
vegetables. Meat and poultry should not be washed or rinsed.
- Separate raw, cooked, and ready-to-eat foods while
shopping, preparing, or storing foods.
- Cook foods to a safe temperature to kill
- Chill (refrigerate) perishable food promptly and
defrost foods properly.
- Avoid raw (unpasteurized)
milk or any products made from unpasteurized milk, raw or partially cooked eggs or foods containing raw eggs, raw or undercooked meat and poultry, unpasteurized juices, and raw sprouts.
Note: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
contains additional recommendations for specific populations.
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines and consumer brochure are available at
Source: Health and Human Services (www.hhs.gov)
Last Editorial Review: 1/13/2005