Janet Helm of the Chicago Tribune reports that each year 76 million Americans suffer from food-borne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though most cases are mild – a day or two of stomach upset – it can be serious for children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
Take our quiz to test your food safety IQ. Find out if your’e following the most up-to-date advice to prevent foodborne illness, or if your’e making some risky food-safety mistakes.
1. You forgot to take that package of steaks out of the freezer for tonight’s dinner. What’s your best option for safe thawing?
A. Microwave it
B. Run under hot water
C. Leave out on the kitchen counter
2. You’re firing up the grill to make your famous chicken kabobs for an impromptu party. Do you wash the chicken first?Continue Reading What you don’t know could make you sick