For Your Safety
Know how to keep food clean and safe
What is contamination?
Food doesn't need poison to be dangerous. There are hundreds of bacteria living on the food we eat, and some of them happen to be the source of many diseases. But with proper sanitation techniques. You can keep every meal you make safe for everyone to enjoy.
Without practicing sanitation, your meals can become contaminated by pathogens and give someone a disease. Any infectious organism that causes disease is called a pathogen. Below are three examples of pathogens and where they are found.
Found in unpastuerized milk and dairy products. Causes fever and diarrhea.
Found in raw produce and uncooked foods. Causes vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps.
Contracted from raw seafood, especially oysters. Causes vomiting, ulcers, and blood-borne infections. Can be fatal.
Preventing contamination is simple, but you must always use sanitation techniques for every dish you make. It only takes one meal to make someone ill, and because we need meals every day, you must commit these steps to a routine.
A contaminated item can spread pathogens through physical contact. While it might be okay as long as both foods are sanitized afterwards,the best way to prevent this is to keep foods separate, as shown in this chart.
When you're working with sharp objects, hot surfaces, and electric appliances, you need to know how to handle them properly.
There are different knives for different tasks. Choose the right knife and keep the knife pointing away from the body. Knives require maintenance.