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How to Prevent Food Poisoning: A Practical Guide to Safe Cooking, Eating, and Food Handlingby Elizabeth Scott
Synopses & Reviews
All the information you need to protect yourself and your family
From salmonella to deadly E.coli, from hepatitis-infected berries to mad cow disease, millions of people all over the world are getting sick from food they've eaten. How can you be sure the food you prepare for your family is safe? How can you protect yourself when eating out? What do you need to look out for?
How to Prevent Food Poisoning gives you the facts, figures, and information you need to safeguard your family's health. From the many different causes and complications of food poisoning to workable guidelines that are practical and easy to follow, this unique guide gives you everything you need to select, prepare, and store food without risk or worry. Here are the right ways to:
About the Author
ELIZABETH SCOTT, Ph.D., is a well-known author and lecturer on consumer hygiene. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the Washington Post, among other publications.
PAUL SOCKETT, Ph.D., is a scientist with the Canadian Laboratory Center for Disease Control, with more than fifteen years' experience investigating the causes of food poisoning in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
WHAT IS FOOD POISONING?
The Rise of Food Poisoning.
What Causes Food Poisoning?
Eggs, Hamburgers, Berries, Water, and Mad Cow Disease.
FOOD POISONING AND YOU.
Symptoms and Complications of Food Poisoning.
What To Do If You Get Food Poisoning.
HOW TO PREVENT FOOD POISONING WHEN SHOPPING.
Choosing Where to Shop for Food.
Shopping for Food.
The Check-Out and Getting the Food Home Safely.
HOW TO PREVENT FOOD POISONING IN YOUR KITCHEN.
Storing Food at Home.
Preparing and Cooking Food Safely.
Serving Food Safely and Dealing with Leftovers.
Cooking for Holidays and Parties.
Home Food Preservation.
Kitchen Design and Sanitation.
SAFE COOKING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS.
Cooking for Higher-Risk Individuals.
Cooking for Seniors and Singles.
SAFE EATING AWAY FROM HOME.
How to Avoid Food Poisoning A La Carte.
THE SCIENCE OF FOOD POISONING.
How Food Poisoning Germs Make You Ill.
Food Safety Quiz.
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