How should I properly cook food?
- Cooking food kills germs. All meats, fish, and poultry should be well cooked. Nothing should look raw or have a raw color.
- If the food begins to cool, the germs quickly start to grow again. If the food is not eaten within 2 hours, reheat it until it is very hot. Liquids should be bubbling, and solids (like rice) should be steaming.
- Some communities have traditional ways to prepare raw meat or fish that make them safe to eat.