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Food poisoning


Common foods, such as milk, eggs, meat, poultry, and seafood, can spoil and make you sick. Symptoms of food poisoning mimic the flu and include headache, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and fever.

Your best tip to avoid food poisoning?

Always wash your hands before preparing food and before eating.

Always keep food at the proper temperature.

Food poisoning is unpleasant at best and deadly at its worst. There are some important things to keep in mind to protect yourself when eating both at home and when eating out that will improve your chances of avoiding food poisoning.   Click here for some up-to-the-minute tips on avoiding food poisoning.


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