Separating foods

Avoiding cross contamination

- Cross contamination is transferring harmful bacteria from one food to another food.

-Separate Raw poultry meat and sea food and plastic bags when shopping in separate containers.

- Don't wash raw meat or poultry because bacteria spreads from these foods to other foods.

- When tasting or stirring use different spoons

- Never use the same utensil for both cooked meat and raw.

- Don't wipe dishes with a hand towel. They may transfer bacteria.

- Do not feed pets in the kitchen and wash their dishes separate from the family dishes.

- Don'ttaste questionable or smelly foods. Throw them away.

- Tightly sealed containers should be used to store nonperishables.