A community health nurse is conducting health teaching on preventing food-borne illnesses 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

•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 food-borne illness.

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

•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.

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