The first stage starts even before you get to the kitchen. When buying groceries, make sure you choose packaging that is sealed and clean. Avoid food with broken packaging. This is a sign of it potentially being contaminated. All lids are sealed and not bulging. Produce should be fresh with no rotten portions. Liquids from raw meat should not spill all over. They should be contained and separated. This will not only keep you safe, but will also give you tasty and fresh meals.
While Using the Kitchen
Keeping things in order is key. Segregate food that is eaten raw from food that should be cooked. Never mix the utensils you use when handling them. Keep your hands clean and accessory free as well. Accessories like watches and jewelry can collect bacteria. Avoid spills and splatters when cooking and preparing. Use stronger containers for ingredients and lids on pots.
After Cooking in Your Kitchen
Even after taking the steps above, after a session of cooking, you will need to do some cleaning. Start by checking your cleaning materials. If you use paper towels, then dispose of them and avoid spilling. If you use kitchen rags, then make sure to wash them thoroughly. A cycle in the washing machine for rags, and a cycle in the dishwasher for sponges to disinfect them. Use detergent to clean and disinfectants to sanitize. You can use products that combine both for convenience.
In storing food, always cover liquids to avoid spilling. Use lids when marinating meats. Try to clean up any spillage right away before it dries up. This also makes it easier to clean. Regularly clean the refrigerator and the microwave. These are some of the items easily overlooked when cleaning.
If it looks clean it does not mean it is already clean. Take extra precaution in food safety by ensuring your kitchen is always clean. Always protect you and your family from the different bacteria that can harm you. In the same way, protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the right insurance.
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