Top 4 Food Safety Tips

Wash Your Hands

  • Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds (sing the happy birthday song or the alphabet!)
    Potentially can saver more lives than any vaccine or intervention

Use a Food Thermometer

  • Cook food to a safe food temperature and use thermometer to check if food is fully cooked

Keep The Kitchen Clean

  • Use hot, soapy water to wash counter tops and surfaces, cutting boards, rand refrigerator doors and handles.
  • Avoid cross contamination
  • Wash hands as described previously after handling raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs
  • Use separate cutting board for all meats, produce, and bread
  • Store raw meat and poultry in sealed containers or plastic Ziploc bags

Store Leftovers Safely

  • Do not leave perishable food items out for more than 2 hours
    Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of serving them

Source: EatRight.org

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