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To prevent food poisoning, take the following steps when preparing food:

Other steps to take:

If other people may have eaten the food that made you sick, let them know. If you think the food was contaminated when you bought it from a store or restaurant, tell the store and your local health department.

References

Brook I. Other clostridium species. In: Long SS, Prober CG, Fischer M, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 191.

US Food & Drug Administration website. Food safety at home. www.fda.gov/consumers/free-publications-women/food-safety-home. Updated October 28, 2021. Accessed January 6, 2022.

Wong KK, Griffin PM. Foodborne disease. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 101.

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