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Six common food-safety mistakes
Rinsing poultry: When you run raw poultry under a faucet, you’re not washing away salmonella or other pathogens. You’re instead risking contamination of the sink, your hands, and anything you touch.
Not rinsing avocados: It’s tempting to imagine that the inside of an orange or avocado is safe from contamination, but if you don’t rinse the exteriors, pathogens on the skins can easily be transferred to the pulp.
Mixing your groceries: Packaged meat often has bacteria on the surface of the cling wrap, left behind from handling. That’s a good reason to keep meat separate from other foods in your cart and at checkout.
Ignoring food recalls: People often assume, wrongly, that they live outside the affected zone. To get recall alerts, visit FDA.gov.
Leaving food out: Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator, not on the counter, and never leave cooked food out more than two hours.