Experts: You Are More Likely To Get A Food-Related Illness At Home

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 09:37:24-04

(NBC News)– Recent recalls of packaged crackers like Ritz and Goldfish over Salmonella concerns make a lot of news, but food safety experts say food-related illnesses are much more likely to occur in your own kitchen.Infectious disease specialists at the Mayo Clinic say the majority of foodborne illnesses in the home are caused by cross-contamination of raw meat.They advise home chefs not to allow juices from raw meat — or anything that’s touched the meat — to come into contact with other food.Equally as important is proper handwashing.The Mayo Clinic experts say any bacteria you get on your hands can easily be transmitted to countertops, utensils and other food.