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By Kate Levinson, MPH, MA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Of course raw cookie dough isn’t as sweet as Mom–but it might be a close second! As you bake up a batch of Mother’s Day cookies, or help Mom with her famous family recipe, keep this information in mind to keep yourself and your mom safe. Cracking the Cookie Dough Case May 2009, we learned about a number of people who became sick…
After “flowers or chocolate” (hint: both!), the next big Valentine’s Day question isn’t whether to order the heart-shaped pizza (hint: yes!)–it’s whether to go out to a cozy neighborhood restaurant or cuddle up on the couch and eat takeout. No matter where you dine, make sure you celebrate love with a safe meal. Dining Out People in the U.S. do a lot of eating out, on Valentine’s Day and the other 364 days of the…