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  • CDC- How to Prevent E. Coli Infection

    E. coli

    Prevention

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to prevent Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, you should:

    Wash your hands thoroughly after going to the bathroom or changing diapers
    Wash your hands thoroughly after handling animals, animal bedding, or any material contaminated with animal fecal matter
    Eat only thoroughly cooked ground beef, pork, sheep meat, or sausage.
    Cook ground meat products to an internal temperature of 160F
    Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk and juices
    Wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating raw
    Prevent cross contamination in food preparation areas by washing hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat.
    Keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat foods

    http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/ecol...revention.aspx
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