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Woman's Day: 10 summer food myths that can make you sick

Updated 3:24 pm, Friday, July 12, 2013
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  • Myth No. 1: Food is safe in a cooler

  • Myth No. 2: Food is safe at room temperature for a few hours....
  • Myth No. 3: Food poisoning isn’t a big deal.

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As temperatures rise, so do your chances of getting food poisoning.

According to the USDA, the number of illnesses surge from May to September, when picnics and cookouts mean food is out in potentially dangerous temperatures.

But even though disease-causing bacteria are lurking, you can stay healthy. Here are the biggest misconceptions about summer food safety and the facts that can keep sickness at bay.