Some of the most common diseases such as food poisoning, cancers, and flu are derived from consumption of contaminated and unsafe foods. Check out the following to help keep your family safe.
- Wash your hand thoroughly
Hand washing is vital in preventing contamination of food by food handlers. Hands should be washed with soap or hand washer liquid as often as necessary and always, before handling and preparing foods.
- Store the foods properly
The proper storage protects raw foods from insects, rodents and other animals. For the dry foods as rice, bean and spices, the tablet against the termite is helpful. As you store the foods in the refrigerator, be sure to put them separately in tightly sealed containers to prevent cross contamination. For instance, it is dangerous if your raw meat comes into contact with cooked foods. Spare the space in your refrigerator for fresh vegetables and fruits.
- Keep your kitchen and kitchen utensils clean
All the dishes and kitchen utensils must be kept absolutely clean. Be sure that no foods are left on the kitchen gadget. All surfaces used for food preparation such as cutting board and knives must be washed carefully. Think of every food scrap, crumb or spot as a potential reservoir of germs and replace them once a month. Cloths that come into contact with dishes and utensils should be changed every day. Use washing liquid to ensure the cleanness and safety.
- Ensure foods are cooked properly
Foods can be preserved through cooking at the right temperature. Cooked food is safe only after it’s been heated to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria. The left-over foods should be stored in the refrigerator.
- Wash vegetable and fruits
Wash leafy greens and fruits under running water to eliminate bacteria. Washing fruits and vegetables that have a skin or rind before cutting it is important to preserve its nutrition since it prevent the vitamins to be washed away under the water.
- Pay attention to expiry dates
It’s important to check the information on the labels and packaging before use your foods. Read the labels in your products to learn about the foods that you are using.
- Trust your senses
Trust your own senses. If you doubt with the smell, the look or the taste of your food, do not take chances with it. Throw it ou for your own safety.
The tips for food safety starts with selecting fresh foods to preserving the cooked one.
Source: Food Safety Department – Ministry of Health
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