-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In the frenzy of
holiday celebrations and gatherings, it's easy to forget the basics
of food safety, so one expert offers some simple reminders.
"Food safety tips are always important, and especially during the holidays when cooking for a crowd," Dana Angelo White, a nutritionist and Quinnipiac University's clinical assistant professor of athletic training and sports medicine, said in a university news release. "Proper hand washing is a must!"
Simply washing your hands is an important way to stop the spread
of germs, Angelo White advised. She noted that providing guests
with festive and scented soaps will encourage them to keep their
hands clean in the kitchen.
Angelo White provided other tips to help those preparing meals
ensure holiday food safety, including:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides more tips on
holiday food safety.
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