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Foodborne Disease and Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

If you think you got sick from eating a certain food, contact your local public health authority.

peaches-2023-flexslider.jpgNew Listeria Fact Sheets

CDC has created factsheets for people at higher risk for Listeria:

The factsheets explain why Listeria is especially harmful for people in these risk groups.  The factsheets also provide actionable steps people can take to prevent getting sick, including a list of foods to avoid and foods to choose instead.

It is estimated that 48 million people get sick and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne disease in the U.S. each year. Common symptoms of foodborne illness are diarrhea or vomiting (gastroenteritis). Noroviruses are the most common cause. Public Health Division staff investigate foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks and work with local health departments to notify people when outbreaks occur.

 Food Safety Tips   Food Safety Alerts


Turkey Preparation Tips for the Holidays

Turkey and its juice can be contaminated with germs that can make you and your family sick. Whether you’re cooking a whole bird or a part of it, such as the breast, you should take special care to prevent food poisoning. Follow these 6 steps to safely store, thaw, handle, cook, and reheat your turkey.

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