It’s fun to take a break from cooking, but it’s still important to be cautious when it comes to dining out. Follow these safety tips to make sure you don’t bring a case of food poisoning home with you:
- Choose a place that looks clean. Even without seeing into the kitchen, you can tell about the cleanliness of a restaurant. Check if they have clean tables, dish ware, dining utensils, restrooms, and all around the place.
- Check their sanitation certificate.
- If foods are not cooked properly, don’t hesitate to send it back.
- Be careful eating raw meat, poultry, eggs and seafood. These raw foods may carry bacteria and parasites that may cause food poisoning,
- If you or someone you are with has a food allergy, double-check the ingredients in menu items.
- Be cautious about buffets. Sometimes, the foods in buffets sit out for a while and are not kept at the proper temperature.