Avoiding cross contamination is an essential part of keeping your kitchen a safe, hygienic place to prepare food and preventing sickness. It’s a simple concept, and alters your day-to-day actions very little, but surprisingly it’s often neglected. This article provides information and advice on this common problem, along with five simple tips to keep cross contamination from affecting you and your family.
Hygiene in the Kitchen
It’s important to keep your kitchen clean and safe, because harmful bacteria can hang out in raw or uncooked food. We all know it’s important not to eat raw meat or food that’s gone bad, but it’s also important to avoid cross contamination. Cross contamination happens when this harmful bacteria from raw meat or fish or dirt from unwashed raw foods come into contact with cooked or ready-to-eat foods. These simple tips for good kitchen hygiene will help prevent food contamination and keep your household healthy.