If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.
Watch for signs of food poisoning. They include fever, headache, diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting. Call Poison Help (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, to get help from a local poison expert.
Wash hands and counters before preparing all food.
Store food at the proper temperatures. Refrigerated foods cannot be left out at temperatures above 40 degrees F (5 degrees C).
Use clean utensils for cooking and serving.
Do not let food sit out at room temperature for more than two hours.