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Food Safety for Summertime
The number of people who get sick from food poisoning goes up in the summer. Be sure you and your family aren't among them.
Waterborne illness is caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by disease-causing microbes or pathogens. Of note, many waterborne pathogens can also be acquired by consuming contaminated food or beverages, from contact with animals or their environment, or through person-to-person spread.
Food Safety Outdoors
General rules for outdoor food safety.
Preventing Illness Associated with Animal Contact
How to stay healthy around household pets, petting zoos and fairs.
Reporting Suspected Foodborne Illness
Please call the Minnesota Department of Health if you suspect you have a foodborne or waterborne illness. MDH will relay the necessary information to the appropriate local health authorities.
Preventing Foodborne Illness
There is a lot you can do to handle and prepare your food safely. Learn what you can do to prepare, serve and store food safely.
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