The Madison County Health Department is offering some tips to avoid food poisoning this holiday season. There’s always lots of parties over the holidays, and that means food sitting out a long time. As a general rule, you want to be careful about eating things like raw oysters, egg drinks, mousse and bread pudding, and sushi at a party.
Environmental Health Services Manager Mary Cooper says party hosts need to try and keep food at the proper temperature, and avoid cross-contamination.
Cooper reminds to keep all counters, sponges, and towels clean as well. It’s estimated that as many as 250,000 cases of food borne illness occur each year in Illinois.