How to protect your family from food-borne illnesses

In our Facebook story of the day you wanted to know how to protect yourself and your family from food-borne illnesses.

FOX 31 spoke to Dewayne Tanner, the district environmental health director, who shared several tips on how to prevent this.

Tanner said the first thing you can do is make sure you don't leave frozen foods out on the counter to thaw, it's better if you leave them in the fridge or run cold water over them if you're in a hurry. Tanner also warns against eating raw oysters, he says you should cook them properly before eating them.

Tanner says you can also prevent food-borne illnesses by not eating raw meat and making sure it's cooked to the appropriate temperature, and make sure you wash your hands before touching food.

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