Don't Mix Raw Meat, Fresh Food
If raw meats and fresh food cross paths, the result can be food poisoning. To help prevent such food-borne illness, separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods in your grocery cart and in your refrigerator, according to the Texas Department of Health. Use one cutting board for raw-meat products and another for raw fruits and vegetables. Always wash your hands, cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water after they come in contact with raw meat, poultry and seafood.