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Story Ideas for Media 11/21/11


Spread cheer, not illness, for holidays. No matter what time of year, it’s important to keep food safety at top of mind. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in six Americans gets sick each year because of foodborne diseases; an estimated 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.
Food safety researchers say the most important precaution you can take is to wash your hands thoroughly, properly and often, especially when preparing and serving food.
Ohio State University’s Food Safety website has tips on keeping food safe: SEE: