Safe food handling in the home
Following safe food handling and cooking practices at home can help prevent foodborne illness.
Explore the food preparation and eating areas of your home to learn more about safe food handling.
Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food, using the washroom and changing diapers.
Wash countertops with warm soapy water after preparing each food item.
Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under cool, running, drinkable water, before eating them or cooking them.
Cut and prepare raw meat, fish and poultry on a separate cutting board from that used to cut ready to eat vegetables, fruit or other foods.
Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
As we age it becomes harder for our immune systems to ward off harmful bacteria.
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