Bacteria can easily spread throughout your kitchen. Before and after preparing food, wash hands, cutting boards, knives and countertops with warm soapy water.
Improper heating of food could mean that harmful bacteria can survive and this could make you sick. Prepare foods quickly, cook them well, and serve them immediately.
Bacteria grow fastest at room temperature, so keep food cold to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Put leftovers in the refrigerator within two hours of eating.
Keep yourself and your family safe from food-related illness by preparing healthy meals. Safe food practices can prevent food poisoning.