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Following four simple steps at home — Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.

Always Wash Your Hands -| Germs can grow almost anywhere in your kitchen. Be a Food Safety Hero by washing all surfaces that come into contact with food thoroughly with hot, soapy water. 

Separate raw meats and fruits - Keep fresh produce separate from raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs. Use separate cutting boards and plates.

Always use food thermometers - Cooking meat to a safe internal temperature kills harmful germs that could make you sick. Be a Food Safety Hero by using a food thermometer to make sure your food is safe to eat. 

Always refrigerate perishable food  - Never leave food sitting out for long periods of time. Germs multiply quickly at room temperature. Place food in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking (1 hour if it’s above 90°F outside). 

Learn more at CDC website.


 

September is National Food Safety Month

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your summer plans! Learn 4 simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Visit the CDC YouTube channel to view a short video on Food Poisoning.

 

September is Food Safety Education Month


Are you at risk for food poisoning?

Everyone is at risk of getting food poisoning, but did you know that certain groups are at higher risk. Four groups that are at higher risk: adults over age 65, children age 5 and younger, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.

View a short video on the CDC YouTube channel 

 

Hurricane Season Safety Tips

Some helpful downloads for Hurricane Season

Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods - U.S. Food and Drug Administration Website

Download Private Well Water Safety Measures 

Download Guidance for Septic Systems, Before, During and After a Flood

Visit Ready.gov/hurricanes

 

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. With Dorian impacting the US, now would be a good time to get some things in order.

Most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance does not cover flood damage. Learn more about flood insurance at FloodSmart.gov


 

New Look for Public Health

Board of Health Meeting

 

The Randolph County Board of Health will meet Monday September 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Randolph County Health Department Building at 2222-B South Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC.

Public attendance and comments are welcome. Contact Susan Hayes at 336-318-6200 at least 5 days prior to the meeting with your request.