Eat and be well? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, each year, 1 in 6 of us gets sick from food, largely due to improper handling and cooking of ingredients.
At the CDC, researcher Hannah Gould:
Gould says you can’t tell when something has gone bad just by looking and smelling. So she says the best treatment is prevention in preparation. Clean by washing your hands and food prep surfaces. Separate so meat doesn’t touch vegetables. And cook and chill to correct temperatures.
An article on food handling is in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.