Start at the Store
Every year, 1 out of 6 people gets sick from foodborne illness! Thankfully, you can take action at the grocery store to stay healthy. When shopping, pick up non-perishables first, followed by refrigerated/ frozen items, and deli counter items last. Make sure you’re purchasing food that is fresh, the sell-by date is current, and that it has been kept at the correct temperature. Place cold items together in the cart to retain coldness. Have meat and poultry bagged separately from other food items. Refrigerate all perishable items immediately upon returning home.
This week, try to plan your shopping ahead of time so that you can make your grocery run quick, efficient and, most importantly, safe!