Food Safety: 11 Cooking Habits That Can Make You Sick

06/06/2012 09:53 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

There are times when we walk the line and indulge in questionable foods. Two-for-one steak dinners at a local rest-stop diner or those year-old gas station hot dogs that suddenly look appetizing. We know full well when making those decisions that we may suffer consequences -- like food poisoning -- from these brave actions. Yet, we take the risk. And sometimes we get sick.

But when preparing food in your own home, most of us would assume that we're free of that danger. Unfortunately, this just isn't the case. There are a handful of all-too-often committed cooking mistakes many home cooks make that can make you and your family sick -- really sick. Don't let that happen to you. Click through the slideshow below to make sure you're not committing any of these dangerous cooking acts.

This article was based upon information found on FoodSafety.gov.

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