Separate your foods

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Myra Burgess
Family Nutrition Program Assistant
Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

It is important to separate raw meat, poultry, fish and seafood from other food in your grocery cart and in your refrigerator. This is to make sure you are not cross-contaminating your food.
Heat and proper cooking can kill bacteria, but people often eat raw fruit and vegetables. Because they are not heated or cooked, raw fruits and vegetables that have been contaminated by raw meat, poultry, fish and seafood may contain bacteria that can be harmful to you.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) is a federally funded program offered to limited resource families with young children through the Cooperative Extension Service. The program focuses on helping families improve behaviors in dietary intake, nutrition and food safety practices.