The most effective way to prevent foodborne illness is to wash your hands both before you begin food preparation and after you have touched foods known to be sources of foodborne pathogens, like raw meats, poultry, or fish.
Nearly every week since March 1994, Chow Line has been answering questions about food, nutrition and food safety. It has grown into the place to find research-based, factual information presented in a simple, practical form.
If a woman is first exposed to Toxo during or shortly before pregnancy, she has a 20 to 50% chance of passing it on to her unborn baby. Cats are the carrier and exposure to the parasite in the cat’s feces can lead to food contamination, and then human exposure.
Each day someone becomes ill from a foodborne illness. Here are some tips on how to stay safe.