Preventing food-borne illness at home

Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses. These illnesses, also called food poisoning, also send about 128,000 people to the hospital, resulting in about 3,000 deaths nationwide each year. Bottom line ~ food-borne illness can be more serious than we think. Causes of food poisoning are mostly microorganisms, like viruses or bacteria. And although many of