Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tips to remember at eating Out

Eating out can be lots of fun .so makes it an enjoyable experience by following some simple guidelines to avoid foodborne illness. Remember to observe your food when it is served, and don’t ever hesitate to ask questions before you order. Waiters and waitresses can be quite helpful if you ask how a food is prepared. Also, let them know you don’t want any food item containing raw meat, poultry, fish, or eggs.

Basic Rules for Ordering
• Ask whether the food contains uncooked ingredients such as eggs, meat,
poultry, or fish. If so, choose something else.
• Ask how these foods have been cooked. If the server does not know
the answer, ask to speak to the chef to be sure your food has been
cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature.
• Avoid buffets, which may contain undercooked foods or foods that
have been at room temperature too long. Order from a menu to
minimize your risk.
• If you plan to get a “doggy bag” or save leftovers to eat at a later time,
refrigerate perishable foods as soon as possible — and always within
2 hours after purchase or delivery. If the leftover food is in air
temperatures above 90 °F, refrigerate it within 1 hour.

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