During Storage

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There are several steps that you can take to avoid/prevent cross contamination during storage:

•    Store meats, fish, and poultry on the bottom of the refrigerator and make sure none of the juices drip or leak onto other foods.

•    Store eggs in their original container and keep inside the actual refrigerator not in the door.

•    Keep different types of raw meat separate from each other.

•    Store unwashed food or raw food away from ready-to-eat food.

•    Never store foods that will not be cooked in the same container with raw meat, fish, or poultry.

•    Keep different items separate from one another to prevent cross contamination. Make sure everything is in a proper container that is sealed and labeled.

•    Wash your hands between handling raw meat and foods that will not be cooked before eating.