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Food Safety: Tips for Grocery Shopping
There are things you can do while shopping to help prevent food poisoning.
- Put raw meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and shellfish in separate bags, and do not mix them with other food items.
- Do not buy meat or poultry that has a tear in the package or is leaking.
- Pick up your refrigerated and frozen items at the end of your shopping trip, so they are unrefrigerated for a shorter period of time.
- Drive directly home after finishing so you can store all foods properly. If you have a long drive, consider getting an ice chest for perishable foods.
- Do not buy food past the "sell by" or "use by" dates.
- Do not buy canned foods if the cans are dented, leaking, bulging, or rusting.
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|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||October 18, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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