Food and kitchen safety!

Fahila K, & Sara W.

Preventing Kitchen Accidents!!

Preventing kitchen accidents such as cuts:

  • 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
*** If a blister forms DO NOT pop it****

All about food-borne illness!!

Food borne illness can come from...

  • cross contamination
  • bacteria infestation
  • unclean hands after touching raw meat
Common known food-borne illness are...

  • Salmonella
  • E-coli
  • Listeria
  • Botulism
  • Campylobacter

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.