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Food Safety Tips

Keep Clean:

  • Wash your hands before handling food and often during food preparation.

  • Wash your hands after going to the toilet.

  • Wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipment used for the food  preparation.

  • Protect kitchen areas and food from insects, pests and other animals.

Separate Raw and Cooked:

  • Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods.

  • Use separate raw equipment and utensils such as knives and cutting boards for handling raw foods.

  • Store food in containers to avoid contact between raw and prepared foods.

Cook Thoroughly:

  • Cook food thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, eggs and seafood.

  • Bring foods like soups and stews to boiling to make sure that they have reached 70°C for meat and poultry, make sure that juices are clear, not pink.  Ideally use a thermometer.

  • Reheat cooked food thoroughly.

Keep Food at Safe Temperatures:

  • Do not leave cooked food at room temperature for more than two hours

  • Refrigerate promptly all cooked and perishable food (preferably below 5°C)

  • Keep cooked food piping hot (more than 60°C) prior to serving.

  • Do not store food too long even in refrigerator.

  • Do not thaw (become soft) frozen food at room temperature.

Use Safe Water & Raw Materials:

  • Use safe water or treat it to make it safe.

  • Select fresh and wholesome foods.

  • Choose foods processed for safety, such as pasteurized milk.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables, especially if eaten raw.

  • Do not use food beyond it expiry date.


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