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"How to protect yourself against foodborne illness"

U.S News & World Report interviewed Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of community health sciences, about how to protect against foodborne illnesses

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

One in six Americans – around 48 million people – will get sick from food poisoning this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For some people, this manifests as a mild stomach ache that will keep you out of action for a day or two. However, certain strains or infections can turn deadly.

The reassuring thing about food poisoning, however, is that by and large, it’s preventable. By following a few key food safety rules when buying, storing and eating food, you can keep your family and yourself safe and disease-free.