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Start at the Store: 7 Ways To Prevent Foodborne Illness

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Safeguarding your home against foodborne illnesses begins not at home, but at the supermarket, grocery store, or any other place where you buy food that you plan to store and serve.

Combating foodborne illnesses is a top priority at the Food and Drug Administration.  That’s because, according to the Centers for Disease Control, foodborne aliments cause about 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,200 deaths nationwide each year.

You as a consumer can play a key role in preventing these illnesses.  While shopping for food, you should: