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How to avoid food-borne illness – an Iowa State nutritionist explains

Posted Jul 21, 2021

Summer means cookouts, picnics, and backyard barbecues. But a generous spread of food eaten outside raises some serious health questions. Nobody wants food poisoning – or to make their guests sick. But how do you know when you’ve kept the potato salad or fruit medley out too long?

As a professor and chair of the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at Iowa State University, Ruth MacDonald answers those questions by starting with the basics of food safety.

Read MacDonald’s full article in The Conversation here.