The Power of Health
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Organic Doesn't Always Equal Safe

May 9, 201619 min
Just because a food is organic doesn't mean it's free from pathogens.Organic food isn't free from bacteria and natural pesticides. In fact, it should be cleansed more diligently before consuming because of the pathogens used in fertilizer.That "flu" you're experiencing may be food poisoning. Those deli meats and soft cheeses in your refrigerator can grow listeria to a deadly level. Freezing doesn't kill bacteria.Hand sanitizer doesn't kill all bacteria, either. Hand washing is more effective.Many illnesses can be traced back to bacteria. Don't keep food between 40 and 140 degrees for more than two hours. Clean out your refrigerator on a regular basis.Beware of cross contamination and food temperatures during cookout and picnic season.Listen in as Dr. Mark Tamplin discusses food safety.

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