Clean: Maintain clean cooking and eating areas by washing your hands and disinfecting surfaces often. This kills any germs that may contaminate the food.
Separate: Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood items away from other foods in the fridge and during the cooking process. Use separate cutting boards and utensils to prevent cross-contamination.
Cook: Properly cook all food items at the correct temperature using a food thermometer to ensure all of the harmful microorganisms within the food are killed.
Chill: Many bacteria grow rapidly at room temperature, so food perishables should be refrigerated promptly.
Taking proper food safety measures can help minimize the amount of microbial growth in the kitchen and maintain safe eating environments. To learn more about how disinfectant testing helps protect food safety, contact our laboratory at [email protected].