What's safer & what's not : food & beverage safety for the international traveler
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What's safer & what's not : food & beverage safety for the international traveler

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      What's safer and what's not : food and beverage safety for the international traveler
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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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