SOURCE: Communications Four

June 28, 2005 08:00 ET

Food Poisoning Prevention

"Don't Let 'Food Gone Bad' Spoil Your Summer Fun"

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- Food poisoning is much more common than many people realize. It is the result of eating food contaminated with bacteria or their toxins.

Unfortunately, germs don't go on vacation during the summer. Salmonella and E-coli bacteria contamination may be a concern if foods for grilling or for picnics aren't properly prepared or stored.

This is evidenced by the 76 million people in the United States who are affected by foodborne illnesses each year. Of those, more than 325 thousand people are hospitalized, and 5 thousand of the cases turn fatal.

Follow the tips presented in this special report on safe food handling to drastically reduce your risk of food poisoning this summer.

Sound on tape:

--  James M. Small MD, PhD, FCAP / Pathologist
--  Backyard barbecuing of various meats
--  Demonstration of using different thermometers and utensils for chicken
    and beef
--  Cleaning of food prep area in kitchen
--  Family enjoying a barbecued meal
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