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Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family

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LOS ANGELES — A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert.

Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect against food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, which is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and vomiting that can last four to seven days.

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