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Please tell my teen this is how to get real sick (foodborne illness) = eat from street vendors. Am I right?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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In brief: No

Sorry, it's not always true.
Street vendors may or may not be licensed. Those that are have to pass inspections just as stringent as restaurants. Most cases of food-borne illness occur from eating home-cooked meals. Are you going to tell your teen not to eat at home? The take-home message is know your food sources, prepare and store hygienically and cook appropriately.

In brief: No

Sorry, it's not always true.
Street vendors may or may not be licensed. Those that are have to pass inspections just as stringent as restaurants. Most cases of food-borne illness occur from eating home-cooked meals. Are you going to tell your teen not to eat at home? The take-home message is know your food sources, prepare and store hygienically and cook appropriately.
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