(KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Health is offering some holiday party hints to avoid food poisoning.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans, or 48 million people, gets sick; 128,000 are hospitalized; and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. In Illinois, it is estimated that as many as 250,000 cases of foodborne illness may occur each year. However, because these illnesses can be mild and because the vast majority of them occur in the home, many go unreported.
IDPH offers these tips:
Holiday hosts - what you should do: