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Wash Everything Often
- Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water. Always wash hands after you handle raw meat or poultry.
- Rinse all fruits and vegetables—even packaged ones.
- Wash knives, forks, plates, and other items that touch food.
- Wash cutting boards in hot, soapy water. Use one cutting board for meat and poultry and another for fruits and vegetables. Replace them often.
- Clean kitchen counters before and after putting food on them.
- Wash sponges each day. Replace them often.
- Wash dishcloths and towels in hot, soapy water. Use one towel for hands and another for dishes.
Keep Raw Foods Away from Cooked Foods
- Never place cooked meat and poultry on a plate with raw meat juices.
- Do not reuse a marinade or pour it over cooked food.
- Avoid these foods when raw: meat, seafood, shellfish, eggs, and unpasteurized milk.
Brought to you in partnership with the Get Healthy Guam Coalition.