When in Doubt, Throw It Out, to Prevent Food Poisoning

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When in Doubt, Throw It Out, to Prevent Food Poisoning

When in doubt, throw it out.

  • If you are not sure whether a food is safe, don't eat it.
  • Reheating food that is contaminated will not make it safe.
  • Don't taste suspicious food. It may smell and look fine but still may not be safe to eat.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedFebruary 21, 2012



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