Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning During Holiday Travel12/17/13
(HealthDay News) -- Dining on the go during the holiday season
means you should take precautions against food poisoning.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice:
- Before eating or preparing food, wash hands with soap and warm
water for at least 20 seconds.
- Bring hand sanitizer or moist towelettes, in case soap and
water aren't available.
- Pack perishables in a cooler with ice. Make sure the
temperature of the food stays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Freeze a juice box to enjoy on a plane or train. Store it in a
soft cooler to help keep other foods cold.
- Pack non-perishable snacks, such as crackers, pretzels, dried
and whole fruits, small boxes of cereal, plain popcorn, peanut
butter or raisins.
- Toss any perishable foods that you don't refrigerate or eat
within two hours.
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