5 Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning

Check out the 5 easy ways to avoid food poisoning this holiday season!:

Keep Your Fridge at The Right Temperature: Your refrigerator should always be at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Bacteria are likely to grow at temperatures higher than 40.

Shop Locally: When your food doesn’t have to travel far there is less of a chance that it will be exposed to contaminants. Some grocery-store produce can spend weeks in transit!

Sign Up For the Store Membership Card: Buying food at clubs with a membership card can mean that in the event of a recall, your purchase will be tracked and you’ll be notified directly to throw away the recalled product.

Wash All Produce: Always rinse your product when you bring it home. Fruits and veggies are among the top ten contamination-prone foods linked to nearly 40% of all U.S. foodborne outbreaks.

Don’t Rinse Meat, Poultry or Seafood: All this will do is spread the bacteria around your kitchen. As water splashes from the sink to the county, it creates for a contaminated work station! Cook food on high heat to kill any pathogens.

If you or a loved one has consumed a contaminated or recalled product, we can help. Contact us today.

Source: Huffington Post

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP