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When Food Goes Bad

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How do you know when food goes bad?

  • You can use your nose.
    • Does the food smell stinky?
  • You can use your eyes.
    • Does it have things growing on it?
    • Is the can dented, rusty, or leaking?
    • If it is in a package, is it past the Do Not Use date?

Never eat food that you think may be bad.

  • Do not test the food by tasting it.
  • Can you see or smell that it is bad?
    • Throw it away!
  • Do you think the food is bad?
    • Throw it away!

If you eat food that is bad, you may:

  • Go to the bathroom a lot.
  • Throw up.
  • Have bad stomach pain.
  • Get a fever.

Call your doctor if:

  • You have a fever above 101.5 degrees.
  • You see blood in the toilet.
  • You have a dry mouth and throat.
  • You feel dizzy when you stand up.
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Last updated on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 14:26