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Pork requires the safe preparation, cooking temperature, and proper storage of leftovers in order to prevent food illness. The USDA recommends cooking pork to a minimum cooking temperature of 145°F - as measured with a food thermometer - in order to kill any pathogens.
Foodborne illness is a common – yet preventable – public health problem. Ensuring food safety is increasingly more important as food trends change along with the globalization of our food supply. To prevent foodborne illness, it is necessary to understand how food becomes unsafe to eat and what proactive measures can be taken.
While much has been done to educate food handlers on safe food-handling practices, continued training in food allergies is needed by workers to recognize the initial signs of allergic reactions - and the best practices for safely preparing food for and serving food allergic guests.
Going to the beach? While preparing for the heat on your body - also plan on the effects of heat on your food. Foodborne illnesses increase during the summer because not only does bacteria multiply faster in warmer temperatures, but preparing food outdoors makes safe food handling more challenging.
It is very important to understand that certain groups of people have a higher risk for contracting a foodborne illness - and have a greater severity of an illness.