Kitchen and Food Safety Brochure

By: Meghan B

Kitchen Safety: Preventing Kitchen Accidents


- To prevent cutting yourself make sure the knife is sharp and wash knives separately from other dishes.

Slips and Falls:

-To prevent slips and falls, make sure you let people know there is a mess, and clean it up right away.


- To prevent burns always use oven mitts when handling hot pans/pots. Make sure pot handles are turned inwards(away from the burners) and turn off everything after using it.


- To prevent a fire make sure everything is away from the heat source. E.g long hair, baggy clothes, paper towels, cloths, etc. Never leave while your food is cooking (always watch it), and don't plug in too many appliances.


- To prevent shocks pull by the plug and not the cord when unplugging appliances, and always have dry hands. Keep all cords away from water sources when they are plugged in.


- To prevent poisoning, keep all hazardous materials away from the food and don't mix any chemicals together.

Be safe in the kitchen

"Kitchen for Trouble"

In Case of Emergancy

Never add water to a grease fire!

Never Add Water to a Grease Fire.AVI

Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness is similar to food poisoning. It is caused when food that is unsafe to eat, is eaten.

Preventing Foodborne Illness

4 easy steps to preventing Foodborne Illness

Always clean dishes and your hands with hot water and soap.

Keep your food separated from each other, especially raw meat.

To make sure your food is actually cooked, use a thermometer.

If food is left out for 2 hours +, then it can enter the DANGER ZONE and is no longer safe to eat. Always chill your food in the fridge(4°C-40°F), or too last longer, in the freezer (-18°C-0°F)

In the DANGER ZONE, bacteria multiply at such a fast rate that the food becomes unsafe to eat. The DANGER ZONE is 4-60°C. (40-140°F)

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