Refrigerate or freeze prepared food and leftovers within two hours. The number of bacteria will double in 20 minutes if left at room temperature.
By: Natasha Morgan
Food-borne illness has been a growing concern over the past 10 years, with reports of contaminated spinach, tomatoes, peppers, apple juice, berries and beans sprouts.
The majority of food-safety problems occur at home and could be prevented by safer handling of food. With turkey season just around the corner, this would be a good time to refresh yourself on food safety tips:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.