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What's safer & what's not : food & beverage safety for the international traveler
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    2/6/14
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    Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Travelers to developing countries are especially at risk. In otherwise healthy adults, diarrhea is rarely serious or life-threatening, but if can certainly make for an unpleasant trip. Take steps to avoid diarrhea when you travel.

    What's Safer

    • Pasteurized dairy products like milk

    • "Dry" food like bread or crackers

    • Water, sodas, or sports drinks that are bottled and sealed (carbonated is safer)

    • Hot coffee or tea

    • Hard-cooked eggs

    • Food that is cooked and served hot

    • Meat that is cooked all the way through

    • Food from a factory sealed package or container

    • Fruit and vegetables you have washed in clean water or peeled

    What's Not

    • Fountain drinks

    • Water or ice made from the tap or a well

    • Flavored ice pops

    • Unpasteurized dairy products

    • Food from street vendors

    • Bushmeat (monkeys, bats, or other wild game)

    • Food served at room temperature

    • Raw or undercooked (rare) meat or fish

    • Raw or soft-cooked (runny) eggs

    • Unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

    • Salads

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