Tips to avoid foodborne illnesses at home
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3) Don't reuse utensils The utensil you used to mix uncooked ingredients should never be used on the food once it is cooked. To do so would allow the cooked food to be contaminated with harmful bacteria from the uncooked food.
3) Don't reuse utensils

The utensil you used to mix uncooked ingredients should never be used on the food once it is cooked. To do so would allow the cooked food to be contaminated with harmful bacteria from the uncooked food.
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