Austin Public Health releases food handling guidelines for holiday season

Austin Public Health has released a list of guidelines to help Texans practice safe food handling during the holiday season. 

According to a report published by APH, over 17,000 Texans get sick from foodborne illnesses on a yearly basis. As the holiday season draws nearer, food safety has become more of a priority to protect families from foodborne illnesses.

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In order to keep people out of the hospital during the holidays, experts from the APH has put together this list of food handling guidelines:

 “Holidays are best spent with friends and family,” said Don Hastings, assistant director of the Environmental Health Services Division. “Please take the extra time to ensure your holiday feast is safely prepared and stored to avoid a trip to the hospital.”

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