National Food Safety Education Month - In-Home Care Ann Arbor, MI
September is National Food Safety Education Month, emphasizing the prevention of food-borne illness and death nationwide. Right at Home Ann Arbor, a provider of in-home care in Ann Arbor, MI, is helping to raise awareness by sharing these food health tips from the Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Defeating Deadly Food Bacteria
September is National Food Safety Education Month, emphasizing the
prevention of food-borne illness and death nationwide. The following are food
health tips from the Partnership for Food Safety Education:
Clean. When handling and preparing foods, frequently wash your hands
thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, and clean surfaces
that foods touch. Rinse produce well with water, including melons.
Separate. Avoid cross-contaminating foods by using a separate cutting board,
plates and utensils when handling and cooking raw meat, seafood and poultry.
Cook. Food safety guidelines recommend that most foods be cooked to a
minimum internal temperature of 160° F, measured with a food thermometer.
Chill. Always refrigerate or freeze perishable foods and leftovers within two
hours of purchase or use (one hour when the temperature is 90° F or above).
The refrigerator’s temperature should be 40° F or below and checked with an
For information about National Food Safety Education Month, visit
www.fightbac.org or call 202-220-0651.
Right at Home Ann Arbor is a leading provider of in-home care and assistance to
senior citizens and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently at
home. For more articles and quick tips, visit www.rightathome.net/washtenaw or
call (734) 971-5000.