Clean & Separate
Keeping Food Safe At Home
Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, counter tops and food. Cross-contamination is how bacteria can be spread. Always start with a clean scene -- wash hands with warm water and soap. Wash cutting boards, dishes, countertops and utensils with hot soapy water.
- Hand Hygiene
Proper hand hygiene may eliminate nearly half of all cases of foodborne illness and significantly reduce the spread of the common cold and flu.
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- Prevent Cross Contamination
Cross-contamination is the physical movement or transfer of harmful bacteria from one person, object or place to another.
- Don't Prepare Food If You are Ill
Don't be a source of foodborne illness. Pathogens can be introduced into food from infected humans who handle the food without thoroughly washing their hands after going to the bathroom.