Ten Steps to a Safe Kitchen

Step Four: Cutting Boards

Wash your cutting board with soap and hot water after each use.


  • Never allow raw meat, poultry, and fish to come in contact with other foods. Washing with only a damp cloth will not remove bacteria.
  • Periodically washing in a bleach solution is the best way to prevent bacteria from remaining on your cutting board.
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Get it straight, it's safe to separate.

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Improper handling of raw meat, poultry, and seafood can create an inviting environment for cross-contamination. As a result, bacteria can spread to food and and other surfaces throughout the kitchen. Keeping uncooked meat, poultry, and seafood away from ready-to-eat foods like fruits, vegetables, and cold cuts helps prevent pathogens and other bacteria from contaminating the ready-to-eat foods.

Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education


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