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Meat and Fish

Safe Meat Practices

Mary Mennes, University of Wisconsin

Reviewed 2010 by Kathy Brandt, Extension Educator — Food Safety.

Raw pork and chicken and beef may contain germs that can cause illness or death if not refrigerated properly and not cooked properly. The following tips will help prevent bacteria from growing on foods.

Food Poisoning Symptoms

If you feel nauseous, or you vomit or get diarrhea, it could be food borne illness. Depending on the illness, symptoms appear from 30 minutes to 2 weeks after you've eaten bad food. Most often, people get sick 4 to 48 hours after eating bad food. If symptoms are severe or the person is very young, old, pregnant, or already ill, call a doctor or go to the hospital.

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