E. Coli Prevention Tips

In the wake of the recent E. Coli scare in KY, the CDC has released guidelines for handling ground beef in order to slow the rate of infections. The center advises you to keep raw meat separate from foods that won’t be cooked before eating, wash your hands throughly with soap and water after touching raw meat and throughly wash countertops and other food preparation surfaces with soapy water or a bleach solution after preparing raw meat. Frozen or raw ground beef should be refrigerated in a plastic bag, on the lowest shelf within two hours of purchase. Once refrigerated, raw ground beef should be used within two days.

Source: MG News

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