Food Safety Fails

10 common mistakes that could make you sick
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Fail: Doing a taste test for spoiled food

Most of the time, you can’t taste, smell or see pathogens like salmonella. And just a little bit could make you seriously ill. Safer step: Toss items that have been in the fridge too long. For example, fresh poultry and raw ground meat should be kept in the fridge for just one to two days; leftovers, three to four days.