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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 Publication date from document properties. infographic-food-water-whats-safer.pdf
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