Meat and Poultry

Eliminate contact with fish, fruits and vegetables in the shopping cart and during packing. Wrap all raw meat and poultry in plastic bags to avoid leaking juices onto other foods. Unsafe food preparation practices, such as, cross-contamination or the consumption of expired, spoiled, or undercooked meat, increases the risk of food poisoning. Try to purchase these products toward the end of your shopping trip to avoid spoiling while in the cart. Use a meat thermometer when cooking meat or poultry. Before eating, ensure meat or poultry has reached its proper core temperature.

If you have questions about the proper storage of meat and poultry, remember help is just a phone call away. 800-222-1222.