Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning at Work

Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning at Work

Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning at Work

Store food properly

(HealthDay News) -- If you brown-bag your lunch at work, remember to store it safely to avoid food poisoning.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

  • Store food in the refrigerator as soon as you get to work. Perishable foods can spoil after about two hours.
  • If a refrigerator isn't available, use an insulated lunch bag with a cold pack.
  • When ordering lunch or bringing takeout back to the office, don't let it sit around. Either eat right away, or promptly store it in the refrigerator.
  • If you're sharing food with others, ask how long perishable items have been left out. If they've been out longer than two hours, suggest that these foods be thrown out.
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