Reducing Risk of Foodborne Illness

Most foodborne illnesses can be prevented by washing hands with warm water and soap after dealing with raw foods, using two or more cutting boards to help prevent cross contamination, cleaning items with hot water and soap that are used to prepare meat, never drinking out of the carton, reheating food at 165 degrees Fahrenheit (~73.89 degrees Celsius) or higher, and defrosting frozen foods in the refrigerator or microwave.

Wake Forest University, July 2019