September is Food Safety Education Month and the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 wants you and your family to take steps to reduce the risk of food borne illness. The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans suffer from some type of food borne disease.
Lisa Peterson is the Nutrition and Wellness Educator at the U of I Extension Office, and says food poisoning can take hold quickly, or stay dormant for quite some time.
Peterson busted some common food safety myths, including how long you can safely eat your leftovers.
Peterson appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.