Each year, about one in six people in the U.S. acquires a foodborne illness. Foodborne illness (sometimes called food poisoning, foodborne disease, or foodborne infection) is common, costly, and preventable. Test your knowledge on food safety with this eight-question quiz.

1. Before, during, and after preparing food, we all need to wash our hands for at least how many seconds?

Virginia Aparicio is Health and Human Science educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or vaparici@purdue.edu.

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