Food Safety


Clean


Clean

Clean your hands, surfaces and equipment. Do it often and do it well! Bacteria can get onto hands, cutting boards, knives, dishcloths, countertops and the food itself.



Hand washing tips

One of the best things you can do to keep your food safe is wash your hands before you prepare, handle, serve or eat food. It’s also very important to wash your hands after :


Follow these steps to make sure you’re getting your hands as clean as can be!

  1. Wet your hands with warm running water.
  2. Lather your hands with soap for 15 to 20 seconds.
  3. Rinse your hands thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel.
  4. Use paper towel to turn the tap off.

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Equipment cleaning tips

It’s very important to make sure your kitchen equipment and dishes are clean before they touch your food.

Tips to help keep important kitchen items clean


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Food cleaning tips

Handling and Preparing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


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