KITCHEN AND FOOD SAFETY BROCHURE
BY: ALYSON MAINGUY
Preventing Kitchen Accidents
- Stay away from distractions while cooking, focus on what you're doing, not on your phone or other common distractions.
- If you spill something, make sure to clean/wipe it up immediately, which prevents slips and falls.
- If you have long hair, tie it up before cooking. This prevents hair from getting in the food.
- Clean your oven often, this prevents the grease in the oven from starting a fire.
- Always assume all pots are hot. This prevents burns.
- When cooking, make sure pan handles are turned inwards, so you don't accidentally bump the handle and cause the pot to fall on the floor.
- Keep electrical appliances away from water. This prevents shocks.
These are just some of the many ways to prevent kitchen accidents. To find out more ways, click on the links below:
WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
FIRE IN THE OVEN:
1. Turn off the oven
2. Let the fire burn out.
3. Don't open the oven, keep it closed to cut off the oxygen to the fire.
4. If it becomes a big issue, call 911.
1. Put the burn under cold water.
2. Dress the wound.
If you get a cut on your hand while cooking,
1. Wash your hands.
2. Cover with a band-aid and a glove.
FOODBOURNE ILLNESSES: READ ALL ABOUT IT!
HOW TO PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESSES
Don't leave foods that need to be chilled sitting out. Refrigerate and freeze necessary foods right away.
Do use a meat thermometer to make sure your food is cooked thoroughly.
Do wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm, soapy water before and after handling any raw meats, fruits and vegetables.
Do wash utensils and disinfect surfaces before and after use.
Don't defrost food on the kitchen counter. Instead, use the refrigerator, cold running water, or the microwave oven.
Don't let food marinate at room temperature.
Keep marinating food refrigerated.
Don't over pack the refrigerator.