Fact Sheets, Brochures/Books
General Consumer Information
The number-one cause of foodborne illness in the home is food that is held at improper tem- peratures. Remember to purchase, store, and prepare food “by the numbers.” Always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, and use food thermometers such as the ones shown below to verify that your and your family’s food is safe. You also should wash hands often and avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw and cooked foods separate.
Fruits & Vegetables
Let's Preserve Series
Petting Zoo and On-farm Precautions
6. You do not feel like eating What should you do if you feel sick? 1. At home, tell your parents how you feel, tell them all you did for the last two days. Most important, tell them what you ate and where you have been on a trip or visit. 2. At school, tell your teacher or nurse how you feel and tell them what you did for the past Like humans, animals such as dogs, cats and farm animals may carry germs that can make you sick. Some people, mainly pre-schoolers and young children in the elementary grades, have become sick after petting farm animals.
The informamtion in this sheet is intended to provide advice for animal owners and animal caretakers whose animals may be accessible to the public.
Healthy farm animals can be carriers of microorganisms that occasionally cause illness in people.