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Food Poisoning

  • 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.