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10 Commandments of Food Safety

By EatingWell Editors

How many of these food-safety rules do you follow?


READER'S COMMENT:
"Bunch of bollocks. Above comments already have said what I wanted to say. Well, our grand grand parents didn't even have fridges and lived, right? Don't eat runny eggs? Well, as a kid I used to eat raw yolks with salt and it was yummy....

1. Use a “refrigerator thermometer” to keep your food stored at a safe temperature (below 40°F).

Cold temperatures slow the growth of bacteria. Ensuring that your refrigerator temperature stays at 40°F or colder is one of the most effective ways to reduce your risk of foodborne illness. You can buy a “refrigerator/freezer thermometer” at appliance stores, home centers (e.g., Home Depot) and kitchen stores—including online ones, such as cooking.com.



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