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10 Best Ways to Avoid Foodborne Illness

Christine Yu

July 9, 2018

Eat This, Not That - These expert-backed tips will keep you safe from harmful microbes and pathogens lurking in your food.

The first rule of safe food handling: Know the temperature danger zone. "The bacteria we're concerned about can easily grow between 40°F to 140°F," says Leslie Thompson, PhD, professor of food science and safety at Texas Tech University, so keep hot food hot and cold food cold.

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