Food Safety Tips

Keep Clean:

  • Wash your hands before handling food and often during food preparation.
  • Wash your hands after going to the toilet.
  • Wash and sanitize all surfaces and equipment used for the food preparation.
  • Protect kitchen areas and food from insects, pests and other animals.

Separate Raw and Cooked:

  • Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods.
  • Use separate raw equipment and utensils such as knives and cutting boards for handling raw foods.
  • Store food in containers to avoid contact between raw and prepared foods.

Cook Thoroughly:

  • Cook food thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, eggs and seafood.
  • Bring foods like soups and stews to boiling to make sure that they have reached 70°C for meat and poultry, make sure that juices are clear, not pink. Ideally use a thermometer.
  • Reheat cooked food thoroughly.

Keep Food at Safe Temperatures:

  • Do not leave cooked food at room temperature for more than two hours
  • Refrigerate promptly all cooked and perishable food (preferably below 5°C)
  • Keep cooked food piping hot (more than 60°C) prior to serving.
  • Do not store food too long even in refrigerator.
  • Do not thaw (become soft) frozen food at room temperature.

Use Safe Water & Raw Materials:

  • Use safe water or treat it to make it safe.
  • Select fresh and wholesome foods.
  • Choose foods processed for safety, such as pasteurized milk.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables, especially if eaten raw.
  • Do not use food beyond it expiry date.

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