Kitchen and Food Safety

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Preventing Kitchen Accidents

To ensure that there are no accidents while in the kitchen, here are a couple of things to do

  • Make sure you have a separate drawer to store your knives so that they don't get mixed up with other utensils
  • Don't keep cabinet doors open, close them right away if not in use
  • When going into the oven for something, Always be sure to wear oven mitts or pot holders
  • When cooking always keep your eye on the food, Do not leave it unattended
  • Make sure your hand are DRY when handling electrical equipment
  • Store your hazardous materials and cleaning products away from food

It's a wonderful kitchen: Injury prevention for food service workers

What To Do In An Emergency

  • If you cut yourself, clean the cut under running water with mild soap
  • In the case of an oven fire, cut off the oxygen source by closing the door
  • To put out a pan fire, cover with baking soda or put a pot lid over it using an oven mitt
  • If burned, run the affected area under cold water for approx. 10-20 minutes to cool it down (Do not use ice or ice water)
  • In any emergency it is important to notify the Teacher/Adult in the room right away

All About Foodborne Illness- and common foodborne illnesses

Conditions that promote F.B.I'S are..

  • Food-There are sufficient nutrients available that promote the growth of microorganisms.
  • Acidity- Food borne pathogens require a slightly acidic pH level of 4.6-7.5.
  • Time- Food should be removed from "the danger zone" within 2 hours.
  • Temperature- Food-borne pathogens grow best in temperatures between 5 to 60 °C (41 to 140 °F).
  • Oxygen- Almost all food borne pathogens require oxygen to grow.
  • Moisture- Water is essential for the growth food borne pathogens.

Some common F.B.I'S are..

  • E.Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Clostridium Botulinum
  • Campylobacter Jejuni

What is a Foodborne Illness ? Definition and Common Types

preventing foodborne illness

Here are some steps to prevent F.B.I'S

  • Wash you hands regularly
  • Cook food thoroughly
  • separate your raw and cooked foods
  • keep foods at safe temperatures

Hopefully the title didn't scare you too much and by now you are on the right track to a safe kitchen and preventing Foodborne Illnesses