Kitchen safety

Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill

wash your hands and clean counter tops often

~wash your hands with warm water and soap while singing happy birthday before and after you touch food.

~Things that touched food like dishes, cutting boards, counter tops and silverware have to be washed with hot water and soap. Wash before and after each meal so bacteria wont grow.

~scrub fruits and vegetables under running water.

prevent kitchen fire's

~stand by your pan/pot

~watch what your cooking

~turn pot handles toward the back of the stove

~keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby

chilling foods

~avoid bacteria by buying foods that need to be refrigerated last

~defrost meat in the refrigerator is a good food safety practice

~check out the sell by dates to make sure the food is current

leading causes of kitchen fires

~many times, people leave food on the stove or in the oven unattented

~no smoke alarm