If you have traveled, you have all been in this scenario. The host wants to provide a nice meal, it is placed in front of you and you are not sure whether you will spend the next few days sick if you eat it. Generally speaking, here are some rules for you to live by:
Rule 1: Use your
common sense and keep in mind general expiration-date time frames with food you
are familiar with.
Rule 2: Donâ€™t eat any
Rule 3: Donâ€™t eat any
raw vegetables, unless you know they have been properly disinfected.
Rule 4: Be especially
cautious with dairy products and eggs. If in doubt, donâ€™t eat (or drink) them.
Rule 5: Donâ€™t eat any
fruit that comes to you already peeled.
Rule 6: Just as in
the U.S., but more important overseas, wash your hands before you eat. It is
good to always have some hand-sanitizer on hand in order to wash before eating.
Rule 7: Even if
something has been cooked, if it has cooled to room-temperature and you donâ€™t
know when it was cooked, it is better not to eat it.
Rule 8: Never drink tap water.
Rule 9: Never use ice in your drink.
Rule 10: Donâ€™t drink any beverage from a container that is not
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.