Safety and Sanitation
Stephanie Maddick and Skylar Woods
Ways to prevent falling is to always use a step stool instead of climbing on the counter tops. To prevent cutting themselves, cut with your knuckles out not your finger tips, place any knives in a separate sink that is clear, and walk with the blade pointing down. To prevent burns, point handles of pots to the center of the stove, stand next to the oven when opening it, and open pot's lids away from your face. To prevent poison, keep all chemicals away from food.
Food Bourne Illness
Cross contamination is the spread of harmful bacteria from one food to another. Ways to prevent cross contamination using two different cutting boards for fresh produce and raw meats.
Thawing of food consists of thawing in the refrigerator, placing in bowl with cold water and submerging food, or using microwave's defrost setting.
Food Preparation and Storage
- 140 degrees: keeping foods hot
- 145 degrees: medium rare for beefs
- 160 degrees: medium for beefs
- 165 degrees: stuffing, ground poultry, casseroles, and left overs.
- 170 degrees: poultry breasts
- 180 degrees: whole poultry
The main causes of foods spoiling while in storage is because of; moisture, heat, dirt, dry air, and light.