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Who doesn't love a Cuban Sandwich? Celebrate. Today is National Cuban Sandwich Day.

Keep #foodsafety in mind when preparing sandwiches and remember, some high-risk ingredients may be involved. Learn about food safety to avoid getting sick.

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  • August 23 is National Cuban Sandwich Day

    August 23 is National Cuban Sandwich Day

Some high-risk ingredients, such as raw vegetables, eggs and salad dressing are commonly used insandwiches. In addition, raw vegetables may also become contaminated after they are harvested, such as during preparation or storage. Properly cooked eggs are safe while undercooked egg may harbour Salmonella bacteria.

To prepare Cuban sandwiches, split bread in half then layer the sandwich with mustard, cheese, pickles, ham, pork then cheese again (the cheese glues everything together). Season with salt and pepper in between the ham and pork layers. If you are packing a lunch, make sure to keep it refrigerated before eating.

Learn more at Stop Foodborne Illness.



Image Publication | Thu August 23, 2018, 07:00 AM EST

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