Food Safety Problems

When it comes to preparing food it is important to take certain steps in order to ensure that the food is safe to consume. There have been numerous news stories about people becoming sick after eating at a certain restaurant or even food that has been recalled because of something that has happened during the manufacturing process. Here are some steps that should always be taken in order to minimize the risk of food safety problems.

Minimizing Food Safety Problems

Proper Preparation

When it comes to preparing food there are certain things that you must do before and during the food preparation process. First, make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Make sure that all of the surfaces and the equipment that you are using to prepare the food is properly washed and sanitized.

Food Separation

When you are cooking it is important to make sure that you separate all of the cooked and raw food that you are preparing. Raw poultry, meat, and seafood should be kept away from all of the other foods. It is important to use separate utensils and equipment such as cutting boards and knives for handling any raw food.

Cook Thoroughly

One of the most important things that you can do in order to minimize the risk of a food safety issue is to make sure that all food that you prepare is cooked thoroughly. This is especially true when it comes to eggs, poultry, meat, and seafood. Soups and stews should be brought up to boiling in order to make sure that they reach 158 degrees F. Juices of meat and poultry should run clear and not be pink at all. It is best to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is cooked to temperature.

If you take these steps you are helping to greatly minimize the risk of any type of food safety problems that often occur.

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