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Proper Food Handling Will Make For Healthier Holidays

Foodborne illnesses ranging from Salmonella to E. coli can turn a holiday gathering into a time of misery. Each year, about a million Washington residents suffer from foodborne illnesses caused by improperly handled food.

'During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, don't forget important food safety steps,' says Department of Health Food Safety Specialist Janet Anderberg. 'Often, we feel rushed during this time of year and we take short cuts. Proper food handling is not the place to take shortcuts.'

Here are some simple safe food handling reminders:

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HHS Plans To Strengthen, Update Food Safety Efforts

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced a comprehensive initiative by FDA designed to bolster efforts to better protect the nation's food supply. The Food Protection Plan proposes the use of science and a risk-based approach to ensure the safety of domestic and imported foods eaten by American consumers.

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Old Fashioned Smokehouse Recalls Jensen's Seattle Style Wild Smoked Salmon Spread Lemon Dill And Onion

Jensen's Old Fashioned Smokehouse is recalling 936 tubs of Jensen's Seattle Style Wild Smoked Salmon Spread Lemon Dill and Onion because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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