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Forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster.

Did you know that one in six Americans could get sick from food poisoning this year alone? Food poisoning not only sends more than 100,000 Americans to the hospital each year – it can also have long-term health consequences.

But following four simple steps can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home.

Use the links on the left to visit our Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill pages to see the most effective ways to help keep your family safe from food poisoning.

For information on food safety at a potluck see the factsheet Potluck Food Safety

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Page reviewed: 6/4/2018