Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

Posted 12/10/2012 | By HealthCorps

The four components to keeping food safe are clean, separate, cook, chill. Make sure to clean work surfaces, utensils, appliances, your hands and food completely before working with them. Separate raw meats, poultry, fish, and their juices from other food. Clean cutting boards, serving trays, hands, and utensils after they’ve been in contact with raw meats. Always cook food to the specified temperature and safely store leftovers.

Check that your refrigerator and freezer are set to the proper temperatures this Monday (refrigerator should be below 40°F and freezer below 0°F). Be aware of your kitchen practices for the rest of the week- make sure you are keeping raw foods separated and washing surfaces and cooking equipment thoroughly.

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