Older adults, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to severe bouts of foodborne illness. As we age, our immune system weakens and our ability to fight illness is not as strong or efficient as it once was.
Your kitchen can be a place where delicious and nutritious meals are created, but you must always remember that bacteria lurk everywhere — and it can make you sick.
We have developed a guide that should be kept on hand to make your kitchen a safer and healthier place. Download the guide, read it carefully and stick it to your fridge for future reference. The Food Safety for Older Adults guide (PDF 1.6 MB) outlines how to clean, chill, cook and store your food — plus much more!