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Health & wellness

Nutrition and You!

What’s growing in your lunch bag? 6 tips to prevent foodborne illness

Excerpted from the Nutrition and You! blog on

Depending on your packed-lunch food safety habits, you could be setting yourself up for foodborne illness, better known as the dreaded food poisoning. Almost 50 million cases of foodborne illness occur annually in the United States, and sadly, they result in 3,000 deaths.

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