you must carefully select and prepare any food and drink as an effective preventive measure against amoebiasis
. Uncooked foods must be avoided, particularly vegetables and fruit, which cannot be peeled before eating. Unpacked drinks and ice should also be avoided. Food handlers should always use disposable paper towels or an air dryer to dry their hands. Generally, cloth towels are not recommended as they can spread germs from one person to another.
Finally, remember that safe food storage and handling reduce also the risk of amoebiasis infections by following simple guidelines:
* Thoroughly cook all raw foods.
* Thoroughly wash raw vegetables and fruits before eating.
* Reheat food until the internal temperature of the food reaches at least 167º Fahrenheit.