How can I avoid getting sick from a bacterial illness?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

To avoid getting sick from a bacterial illness, keep foods clean, keep them cold if they require refrigeration, cook them thoroughly if they require cooking, avoid cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods, wash your hands often, and sanitize your work surfaces.
U.S.D.A.  Food Safety and Inspection Service. 2006. “Basics for Handling Food Safely.”
Kendall, P. 2008.  “Bacterial food-borne illness.”  Cooperative Extension Service. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  Fact sheet No. 9.300.


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