On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted its third-annual Twitter chat using the tag #CDCfoodchat to give consumers tips on keeping holiday meals safe and healthy.

It’s important to remember food safety year-round because about one in six Americans is sickened with foodborne illness every year, and about half of those 48 million cases are children.

Here are some of the chat highlights:

Prep: Thawing

Prep: Wash Hands, Produce & Utensils, Not Meat

Prep: Keep Raw Meat Separate From Produce


Tips For Travellers

Tips For Gifting Foods

Remind Me About Eggnog

After You Eat: Leftovers

After You Eat: Cleaning Up

If You Get Sick

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