Below is food safety tips for the kitchen. You can get or spread foodborne illnesses if you don’t clean your kitchen properly or if you don’t store food properly. Follow these food safety tips to help keep your kitchen safe.
Dangerous bacteria grow easily in places that stay damp, such as kitchen sponges, dishcloths, sink drains and faucet handles. Clean and sanitize cutting boards, counter tops, kitchen sink drains, garbage disposals and connecting pipes regularly. Wash with soap and hot water to clean. Then, to kill bacteria, sanitize with a store-bought kitchen cleaner or with a mild bleach solution (use 5 ml/1 tsp. bleach in 750 ml/3 cups water). After sanitizing counters and equipment, pour the bleach solution down the drain. Rinse with clean water. Let air dry if possible, or use clean kitchen towels or paper towels.
Take food processors, meat grinders and blenders apart right after you use them. Clean the parts right away with soap and hot water. Sanitize with a mild bleach solution, as directed above. Keep one cutting board for raw meat, poultry and seafood and a different one for ready-to-eat or cooked foods. Plastic cutting boards are safer for cutting meat and poultry because they are easier to clean in the dishwasher. Clean and sanitize cutting boards after each use.
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