Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning From Seafood09/03/13
(HealthDay News) -- Seafood is a key part of a healthy diet, but
it's important to follow food safety guidelines created
specifically for seafood.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers these
- Keep all cooked seafood completely separate from raw seafood.
The two types also should be kept apart in the store before you buy
- Use soap and water to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before
and after handling seafood.
- Thoroughly wash all cutting boards, utensils or plates that
touch raw seafood. Avoid using the same items for seafood that's
- Clean cutting boards in the dishwasher after each use.
- Make sure seafood is promptly refrigerated or frozen
immediately after purchase. Eat within two days if
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