Food and kitchen safety!
Fahila K, & Sara W.
Preventing Kitchen Accidents!!
Preventing kitchen accidents such as cuts:
Slip & falls:
- store your kitchen knives separately from other utensils so while you searching for something you don't have cuts all over your hands!!
- always keep knives sharp so they cut food easily and not dull knives because dull knives are more dangerous then sharp knives!!
- always hand a knife by the handle to another person
- never put a knife in the sink with other utensils
- you always use a cutting board so the it protects the counter from the knifes blade.
- only use a knife for its intended purpose
Slip & falls:
- wipe up spills from floor right away
- always walk and never run
- close cabinet doors right away
- don't touch a hot unit on the stove top!
- assume the pot and pan is hot
- turn pot handles inwards on the stove top
- avoid steam burns by opening lids away from your self
- turn off burners and oven after use
- always use oven mitts or pot holders when taking anything out of the oven
- do not wear baggy cloths
- long hair should be tied back
- do not leave cooking unattended
- do not plug too many appliances into one outlet!
- dry hands before touching electrical equipment
- grasp the plug not the cord
- keep metal utensils out of the toaster
- cords should be away from any type of liquid
- hazardous material and cleaning product must be stored away from food
- keep all cleaning products in their original container
- do not use any chemical for any other purpose than what it was designed for
- do not mix household chemicals together
What to do in an emergency!!
If you are cut...
- rinse cut under cold water for a few seconds
- wash with mild soap
- use a paper towel to stop the bleeding by applying firm and direct pressure
- lastly cover the cut with bandage
If you get a burn....
- do not use ice water to cool of the burn, only use cold to col of the burn for 10-20 minutes
- do not apply butter or toothpaste to the burned area
- wash with mild soap and water
- cover with a clean, cool cloth
All about food-borne illness!!
Food borne illness can come from...
- cross contamination
- bacteria infestation
- unclean hands after touching raw meat
Preventing food-borne illness!!
There are 4 ways to prevent food-borne illness...
- wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after using food.
- clean thoroughly
- when washing your hands you have to wash your finger tips, thumbs, between your fingers, your palms, and the back of your hands!
- separate raw meat, poultry, sea food, and eggs from other foods in your groceries.
- do not cross contaminate
- keep meat separately
- bring sauces, soups, and gravy to a boil when reheating.
- check if food is thoroughly cooked before taking it out.
- Always marinate food in the refrigerator.
- Divide large amounts of left overs into shallow containers.