8 Tips To Avoid Food Poisoning in Restaurants!

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Have you experienced food poisoning?

I experienced food poisoning twice from restaurants.

Many of us are excited to eat in restaurants as it’s a fun way to socialize, and we don’t have to prepare or cook the food ourselves.

According to WebMD.comGetting sick from eating food that has germs, viruses, or parasites is more common than you might think. An estimated 48 million Americans, that’s 1 out of every 6, come down with food poisoning every year. Most get better on their own without medical treatment.

Check out these tips to avoid food poisoning:

  1. Inspection Scores
    Check out the food safety inspection ratings (online or in person) at restaurants in your area.
  2. Restaurant and Bathroom Cleanliness
    Are the restaurant eating areas and bathrooms clean? If not, you might want to think about going elsewhere.
  3. Doggy Bags
    The Food Safety and Inspection Service says “Bacteria grow rapidly between the temperatures of 40° F and 140° F. After food is safely cooked, hot food must be kept hot at 140° F or warmer to prevent bacterial growth. Within 2 hours of cooking food or after it is removed from an appliance keeping it warm, leftovers must be refrigerated. Throw away perishable foods that have been left in room temperature for more than 2 hours (1 hour if the temperature is over 90° F, such as at an outdoor picnic during summer).”
  4. Watch out For Salsa and Guacamole
    Guacamole and Salsa created in large batches risk refrigeration issues.
  5. Cook Staff Cleanliness
    Watch out for dirty uniforms, aprons and clothes, as cook staff should not be wiping hands on their uniforms which can harbor bacteria and spread to food.
  6. Salad Bars and Buffets
    Salad bars and buffets are dangerous at the wrong temperature. Many people touch the food and utensils and bacteria can multiply rapidly.
  7. Food Turnover
    Order the popular items on the menu as turnover is high, and the food hasn’t been lying in the fridge.
  8. Hot Foods
    Eat hot food as heat kills germs.

Do you frequent restaurants and have you ever experienced food poisoning? Please leave a comment!

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