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Food Poisoning

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A hurricane is one thing, but how we react to what is left behind is another. Doctors across the region are dealing with a number of different problems that cropped in the aftermath.

In Mechanicsville, Dr. Ruth Latham is warning about food poisoning.

Food left in a fridge, without power, may be contaminated by bacteria or a virus.

Some vulnerable foods include: dairy (milk, yogurt, soft cheese, and mayonnaise), deli meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, and raw meats.

Discard vulnerable foods that have been stored in a warm refrigerator or a defrosting freezer.  

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