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Separate Foods Properly
It is important to separate foods to prevent cross-contamination. If raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs are not handled properly, harmful bacteria can spread to other foods and throughout the kitchen.
To prevent cross-contamination:
- Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs from other foods in your grocery cart, shopping bags, and refrigerator.
- Use one cutting board for fruits & vegetables and a separate one for meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Never place cooked food on a plate or other surfacethat held raw meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs.
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