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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
Prevention — Step 2
- Raw foods from ready-to-eat foods
Next up is Separate — don’t cross-contaminate!
Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can contain harmful bacteria. That’s why it’s important to keep these raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Be particularly careful in places like your refrigerator, grocery shopping cart, and at home when you’re preparing food. Juices from these raw foods can spread or drip onto fresh fruits and veggies, etc.
To prevent juices from dripping onto other foods in your refrigerator or grocery shopping cart, place raw foods in plastic bags.
If possible, use one cutting board for raw meat, poultry, and seafood and another one for fresh fruits and vegetables.