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The Cornerstones of Food Hygiene


Maintaining proper food hygiene is a fundamental aspect of ensuring the safety and quality of the meals we prepare and consume. Practicing good food hygiene not only prevents foodborne illnesses but also enhances the overall cooking experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key principles of proper food hygiene and provide practical tips to help you create a safer and more hygienic kitchen environment.

Hand Hygiene:

One of the most crucial aspects of food hygiene is proper hand washing. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling food, after using the restroom, touching pets, or handling raw ingredients. This simple step significantly reduces the risk of transferring harmful bacteria to food.

Cross-Contamination Preventions:

Minimizing the spread of bacteria between different foods is essential. Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. Be mindful of surfaces, hands, and utensils that come into contact with raw ingredients, and sanitize them before using them for cooked or ready-to-eat foods.

Safe Food Storage:

Proper food storage prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Store raw meats, poultry, and seafood on the lowest shelves of the refrigerator to avoid any potential drips onto other foods. Use airtight containers to prevent cross-contamination and keep perishable items in the fridge at the recommended temperatures.


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