How to Avoid Foodborne Bacteria at a Picnic

Yes, you can have the potato salad!

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What to pick at a picnic

by Kate Lowenstein

You can't see, smell, or taste the foodborne bacteria that cause illness. Food that smells or tastes spoiled, on the other hand, gets that way thanks to a type of bacteria that usually won't make you sick.

Whether you're hosting or attending an outdoor eating fete, bacteria is the last thing you want to worry about at a picnic. Here, a few basics on what to choose.

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