Food Safety 101: Separate, Chill and Clean

fridgeFood contamination may occur at any point, be it harvesting, transportation, preparation, storage or processing.

If you want to lose weight, the last thing you would want to go through in order to meet that goal is food poisoning. This happens when food isn’t handled correctly. It’s a common occurrence in countries worldwide.

Never underestimate the importance of washing everything you store inside your fridge. It’s just as important to wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them raw or cook them. Cooking removes some of the germs and bacteria, but it doesn’t eliminate everything.

A few principles are to be followed while handling food:

Separate – Keep raw and cooked foods separate when preparing and storing. Food should be kept in covered containers in the refrigerator and place poultry and meats so the juices do not contaminate food on shelves. Do not place cooked meat back the meat was on.

Clean – Before coming in contact with food, Wash one’s hands thoroughly. This eliminates transfer of germs from the hands. An individual has to wash fruits and all vegetables with water. Surfaces and kitchen countertops are. These places have to be sanitized together with equipment.

Chill – You can help keep your family safe. The development of illness causing germs slows. So it is important to chill food and correctly. Refrigerate perishable foods.

Food habits that are wholesome and healthy can prevent a good deal of diseases. These habits must be taught to kids and should be inculcated in your way of life.