By: Lauren Linares
Wearing an apron is also very important so no food gets on your clothes, but just because you have an apron on doesn't mean you shouldn't wear dirty clothes. You don't want bacteria from your shirt in your food.
If you have a cut or a sore on your hand you should be sure to cover it so it doesn't touch your food. Its best to not have fake nails or nail polish because of the risk of it chipping or breaking and it falling into your food.
You should never cook if you have diarrhea, a sore throat, fever, and/or vomiting. If you do, you not only put yourself at risk but others as well.
Foods that are to be kept in the pantry should be kept there unless it is being used. Keeping certain foods their specific temperature will save people from getting ill.
Dishes should always be washed well with warm water, its best to not use sponges because it can carry bacteria from dish to dish. When drying the dishes cloths should be use to save paper.
You should never walk away with something cooking on the stove and you should always turn pot handles in.
Sharp knives should always be used, if dull knives are used then you attempt to chop down harder which can be more dangerous than using a sharper knife and cutting softer.
The Danger Zone is dangerous and risky, there are chances of you and others getting sick or contaminating the food.
You should clean the sink before and after you use it for anything. If the sink isn't cleaned normally bacteria will build up and that can lead to being very dangerous.
Each food has their own specific temperature, if this temperature is reached with the proper cooking time then you are at lower risk of food poisoning.