Food Safety

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Food Safety 101

Make sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds, make sure to wash between your fingers with warm soapy water. Do not cross contaminate your foods, keeps meats away from all other types of food. Do not cut meats and veggies on the same cutting board.Refrigerate foods at the correct temperature. Always use a sharp knife to cut never use a dull knife. A sharp knife is always safer than a dull knife. Always pass a knife by the handle never the blade.
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Knife Safety Demonstration

Food Safety

Food Safety Contd.

Cancer patients are at a greater risk of suffering a foodborne illness due to their weaker immune system. Each year 1 in 6 americans get sick from contaminated foods and beverages meaning 3,000 die. Salmonella results in more hospitalizations and deaths than any other bacteria that is found in food. 365 million in direct medical costs annually. Antibiotic resistance is a food borne bacteria that is a growing food safety challenge that can be made worse by the overuse of antibiotics in humans also in food animals.
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