can cause illness when conditions in the environment encourage bacterial
handwashing is the most important prevention step!
let juices from raw meat, poultry or seafood come in contact with cooked
foods or foods that will be eaten raw, such as fruits or salad ingredients.
- Wash hands,
counters, equipment, utensils and cutting boards with soap and hot water
immediately after use.
- Thaw foods
in the refrigerator, never
at room temperature. Plan
- A microwave
oven can be used to thaw food but food should be cooked immediately.
- Wash and
rinse cutting boards and knives between uses, especially after cutting
Wash with hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly
with hot water. A spray disinfectant can be used to sanitize. Air dry
items because dish towels can cross-contaminate other surfaces.
not use cutting boards with cracks and crevices, as these provide a
place for bacteria to grow.
pets off counters and tables and away from food preparation areas. Wash
hands after touching your pets.
disposable dish clothes and towels or wash after each meal. Sponges
and clothes are vehicles for contamination of surfaces. Sponges can be
placed on top shelf of dishwasher for cleaning.