Food safety starts with you. If food is not handled or cooked properly and work surface and equipment are not cleaned efficiently, you and your family could be at risk of a foodborne illness. To help avoid foodborne illness follow the tips below.
Clean - Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and get on hands, cutting boards, knives and countertops. Frequent cleaning can prevent that from happening. And don't forget frequent handwashing!
Cook - The improper heating and preparation of food means bacteria can survive - cook food to a safe temperature.
Chill - Bacteria multiply fastest at temperatures between 4 C (40 F) and 60 C (140 F), so chilling food properly is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.
Separate - Cross-contamination is how bacteria spreads. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood and their juices separate from other food items in your grocery cart.
Be Food Safe Checklist (Printable)