Doc at Your Door: 8 Tips to Prevent Food Borne Illness

Learn how to keep food safe when you cook at home.

ByLARA SALAHI
May 30, 2011, 8:35 PM

May 31, 2011 — -- More than 48 million Americans get sick from food borne disease each year, mostly because of consuming raw or undercooked food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While most cases of food-related illnesses are not serious and last about a couple days, it's hard to tell which exposure could turn more serious.

But there are ways to prevent harmful bacteria from contaminating your food and potentially making you sick.

Here are a few dos and dont's to prevent food borne illness:

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