Ten Steps to a Safe Kitchen

Step One: Your Refrigerator

Keep your refrigerator at 40° F (4° C) or less.

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A temperature of 40°F or less is important because it slows the growth of most bacteria. The fewer bacteria there are, the less likely you are to get sick from them.

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Food Safety Tip of the Day

Clean your plate.

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Keeping raw and cooked food separate a major step to preventing cross contamination. Never place cooked food back on the same plate or cutting board that previously held raw food. Separate plates should be used for raw and cooked foods because the juices from the raw food can contain illness-causing bacteria that will then contaminate the properly cooked food.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education

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