Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips

 

Food is one of the essential commodities for our living. What we eat and how we eat matters, which means the food we eat needs to be safe – purchased safe, stored safe, handled and cooked safe.

 

A few tips to help you understand how to keep and consume safe food include:

 

  • Place refrigerated foods last in your shopping cart
  • Check expiry date before you buy any commodity
  • Don’t buy a food product with unpleasant odor, even though it is still within expiration date
  • Separate foods into those which needs thorough cooking, those which can be consumed raw
  • Place refrigerated foods immediately in the refrigerator once you reach home
  • Consume packed meat within 3 to 5 days after you buy
  • Cook meat to very high temperature possible
  • Scrub all fruits and vegetables with soap and water to get rid of all pesticides
  • Scramble eggs to the extent it doesn’t remain watery
  • Wash hands with soap and water before you cook food
  • Wash hands after you handle raw meat
  • Clean the countertop with soap and water once you are done with your cooking
  • Wash cutting boards after each time you use it, and keep separate ones for veg and non-veg foods
  • Store leftovers in airtight containers and place in refrigerator immediately
  • Eat leftovers within 2 days and never beyond
  • Avoid using plastic glasses and cups for hot foods
  • Keep pets away from the cooking area
  • Never reheat foods multiple times
  • Clean your refrigerator regularly. Fungi accumulates due to the accumulation of incessant moisture.

 

Consuming food is a must but consuming food right is important.

 

Be more than well. Be well prepared.

 

 

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