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Food Safety at Home

The environmental health department routinely inspects retail food establishments in an effort to prevent illness when you go out to eat. At home though, food safety is up to you! The following information can help you practice good food safety techniques to keep you and your family safe when cooking at home.

 Cross Contamination

Cross contamination occurs when harmful bacteria is transferred from one food item to another. This is most common with raw animal products and ready-to-eat food. Food safety starts when purchasing food from the grocery store. It is important to separate raw meat from produce and other ready-to-eat foods when bagging your groceries.