Top Ten Tips for Holiday Food Safety from the Illinois Poison Center
State’s only poison center offers recommendations for a harm-free holiday season
(Chicago) November 24, 2014 - As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.
“Holidays are a time of celebration and joy, but holiday feasts can be tricky; home chefs are often preparing a meal they don't normally cook, and they’re preparing it for a larger group than usual,” said Dr. Michael Wahl, M.D., IPC Medical Director. “By following basic food safety preparation and storage tips, however, you can avoid foodborne illnesses and enjoy the festivities.” Read more...