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Kitchen Threats: Avoiding Foodborne Illness (Page 6)

5. Recalled Items

5. Recalled Items

You should discard any food that’s been recalled because it’s associated with the outbreak of a food borne illness. But according to a survey conducted by Rutgers University, only about 60 percent of Americans search their homes for foods that have been recalled because of contamination. Whenever there’s a food recall, check products stored at home to make sure they are safe. For more information on food recalls, visit www.recalls.gov.

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