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Raw or leftover cooked food can be dangerous. Raw food should be washed or cooked. Cooked food should be eaten without delay or thoroughly reheated before eating.
Cooking food thoroughly kills germs. Food, especially meat and poultry, should be cooked all the way through.
Germs grow quickly in warm food. Food should be eaten as soon as possible after cooking so it does not have time to collect germs.
Raw food, especially poultry and seafood, usually contains germs. Cooked food can collect germs if it touches raw food, and these germs can breed in the cooked food in a few hours. Raw and cooked foods should always be kept separate. Knives, chopping boards and surfaces should always be cleaned with soap and water after preparing raw food.