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Kitchen Safety And Sanitation

Uploaded by magicninja on Dec 22, 2004

Kitchen Safety And Sanitation

Do you follow the proper safety and sanitation guidelines in your kitchen? You probably think that your kitchen is safe and you're not at risk of food poison. Well, there is a lot more about safety and sanitation that you should know.

Microorganisms are tiny living creatures that are only visible through a microscope. Parasites are organisms that get their nutrients from other living organisms. Microorganisms and parasites are everywhere in your kitchen. These are what can cause much food poisoning. You probably think that they don't live in your kitchen because you keep it clean, right? Think again.

Have you ever heard of cross contamination? That is when you let microorganisms from one food get into another. Of course, you're wondering how this could happen. Well, cross contamination can happen in many different ways. It can happen by simply not washing your kitchen appliances after each use. This means that you have to wash your can opener and your cutting board after each use. For example, if you cut raw meat on your cutting board, then you chop fresh vegetables on the same board without washing it, you are cross contaminating your food.

Washing your hands is a very important practice in kitchen safety and sanitation. You should always try to keep your hands clean. It is a good idea to wash your hands 20 seconds before handling food. remember to always wash your hands after using the toilet, blowing your nose, or touching your hair or your face. Germs can easily be spread if the careful precautions are not taken.

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Uploaded by:   magicninja

Date:   12/22/2004

Category:   Biology

Length:   1 pages (263 words)

Views:   9079

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