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The Basic Rules

Here are some basic rules to remember for safe food:

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Keep it clean! Washing hands and surfaces often will help keep bacteria from spreading to and from food.

Cook it well! Cooking food to the proper temperature will kill bacteria and help prevent food-borne illness.

Cool it soon! Refrigerating foods promptly will help keep bacteria from quickly multiplying in food.

Now we'll talk about ways you can put these rules into action in your kitchen.