A community health nurse is conducting health teaching on preventing food-borne illness among high-risk individuals. The nurse emphasizes the importance of proper food handling, food buying, and eating. Which of the following should be included?

Clean the wheel of the can opener after every use
Do not eat raw ground beef
Never buy unpasteurized milk

Explanation

•Eggs should be stored in the refrigerator between 34 and 40 degrees F.

•Refrigerators should be set at 34-40 degrees F (37 is ideal) while the freezer should be at 0 F to avoid spoilage of stored foods.

•Unpasteurized milk can carry harmful microorganisms that could cause food poisoning.

•Cleaning the wheel of a can opener and refraining from eating raw foods, especially raw meat products, are ways to prevent foodborne illness.

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