11 Jun '11, 12am

6 Tips for a Salmonella-Free Summer

6 Tips for a Salmonella-Free Summer

Summer is prime Salmonella season. Warmer weather gives that sneaky Salmonella more opportunity to contaminate your food. You’ve heard about large-scale salmonella outbreaks in eggs and peanut products, but there are lots of ways for this type of food poisoning to take hold, especially in summer , according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). None of this means you should give up on that family picnic in the great outdoors. With a few timely reminders of precautions you can take for a Salmonella-free summer, you can get out there and savor the season. The CDC offers Seven Surprising Facts About Salmonella: 1. You can get Salmonella from eating a wide variety of foods, not just from eggs and undercooked poultry. Although poultry and eggs are primary culprits, Salmonella can be found in a variety of foods including ground meat, fruits, vegetables — ...

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