Some Standard Cooking Habits Causing Potential Health Risks

Eating home-cooked food has traditionally been considered safer than eating in public restaurants. However, based on new research on the potential health risks of improper cooking and cleaning habits at home as well as an article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, many people are beginning to see increased levels of food-borne illness due to simple yet highly dangerous cooking and cleaning habits being ignored.

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Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 30, 2012

Eating home-cooked food has traditionally been considered safer than eating in public restaurants. However, based on new research on the potential health risks of improper cooking and cleaning habits at home as well as an article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, many people are beginning to see increased levels of food-borne illness due to simple yet highly dangerous cooking and cleaning habits being ignored.

According to the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta, GA and information posted on their website, each year over 76 million people in the United States suffer from some sort of Foodborne disease. Of this staggering number, well over 325,000 are admitted to hospitals and nearly 5,000 people in the United States die each year due to foodborne illness.

However, according to the Florida Department of Health in an online posted heath advisory posted at http://www.myfloridaeh.com from June of 2012, many of these illnesses are simply due to improper cooking, cleaning and cross contamination issues that happen in many homes across the United States.

According to the above Florida Department of Health health advisory, most foodborne illness is due to three main culprits; food infection, food intoxication, and chemical foodborne illness. Most of these illnesses are triggered by improper food handling, preparing, and storing of food, improper washing of hands and fingernails, improperly cleaned and sanitized eating and cooking utensils and equipment and contamination of food, utensils, and equipment from flies, roaches, and other insects and pests. And the majority of these causes can simply be removed by improving the methods most Americans use in the preparation of home cooked meals.

These statements are backed up by health warnings sent my major College Universities such the health warning to students posted on the Oregon State University website which highlight several simple ways of significantly reducing the chances of consumers being exposed to many types of foodborne illness. Top methods include making sure to cook all chicken products to an internal temperature of 165 degrees, cooking beef to an internal temperature of at least 155 degrees, and making sure to keep different types of meats separated from each other to reduce cross contamination potential.

However, even though these common sense cooking measures are in place, American consumers still continue to acquire foodborne illness. According to the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as much as 97% of foodborne illness can be linked to improper handling in the home. With proper education and application, many Americans can significantly reduce their chances of obtaining foodborne illness.

For a complete list of simple techniques home-based cookers can complete to significantly reduce their chances of obtaining foodborne illness, please click the link to the BeWellBuzz.com article posted below.

http://www.bewellbuzz.com/wellness-buzz/cooking-habits-that-can-make-you-sick

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