Do you know how to prevent food poisoning? Food borne illnesses caused by harmful bacteria can happen when people eat food that has not been cooked or prepared properly. It only takes a few hours for nasty bacteria to multiply to the millions. Food poisoning can lead to long-term health issues and in the worst case scenario, death.
Avoid getting sick by preventing contamination in your kitchen. You can prepare delicious meals that the whole family will love by keeping your kitchen clean and following a few simple food safety tips in the kitchen. Here are seven food safety tips…
1. Practice Personal Hygiene
Before you start preparing food, it’s vital that you wash your hands properly. Start by rinsing your hands under the hottest water you can tolerate. Use a soap dispenser to soap and lather your hands for at least 40-seconds, making sure to scrub your wrists and lower arms.
If you’re going to be kneading dough, you’ll want to clean under your fingernails using a nail brush. Dry your hands with paper towels. You may be tempted to use a dish towel, but remember, dish towels get wiped on everything, so they may not be as clean as your nicely washed hands.