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Tips to keeping Super Bowl food bacteria free

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Don't let bacteria be the uninvited guests of your Super Bowl party.

Buffet-style food can easily spoil and cause food borne illness. Health officials say do not leave food for more than two hours at room temperature.

Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food.

Use one cutting board for raw meat and poultry, and another one for veggies or foods that will not be cooked. This will help avoid cross contamination.

Heath officials recommend using a food thermometer, not meat color, to judge when meat and poultry are fully cooked.

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