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Food Poisoning Quiz

Find out what you need to know about keeping your family safe from foodborne illnesses.

1. Perishable foods should not be left at room temperature longer than two hours.
2. It's important to wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils after handling raw foods.
3. It's safe to reheat leftovers to 145 degrees F because the food was already cooked once.
4. The safest place to thaw frozen foods is on the kitchen counter.
5. To prevent cross-contamination, it's important to wash hands after handling raw meat.
6. Bacteria don't grow at room temperature.
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Lake Charles Memorial Health System
1701 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-3000
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