Ways To Keep Your Kitchen Germ-free

Here are some ways to keep your kitchen clean and germ-free, Germs are microorganisms like bacteria or fungi, nematodes that cause diseases, if your kitchen is clean and neat, it will  reduce the risk of contracting food-borne illnesses. The tips are;

  • Your hands should be thoroughly washed with soap and water before and after handling food.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as countertops, cutting boards, and faucets.
  • Produce should be washed thoroughly under running water, even if you plan to peel it.
  • Cook meat, poultry, and eggs to the proper internal temperature to kill any bacteria.
  • Refrigerate perishable foods promptly, and keep the fridge temperature below 40 degrees F.
  • Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from other foods in the fridge.
  • Clean and disinfect sponges and dishcloths regularly.
  • Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry, and seafood, and wash them with hot, soapy water after each use.
  • Wash kitchen towels frequently, and hang them to dry between uses.
  • Clean small appliances, like blenders and coffee makers, regularly.
  • Wash the kitchen sink regularly, and keep it dry when not in use.
  • it is very important to know the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Cleaning removes dirt, grime, and debris from surfaces. Sanitizing reduces the number of bacteria on surfaces. To effectively clean and sanitize surfaces, follow these steps:
  • First, remove any food residue, crumbs, or spills.
  • Then, wash surfaces with hot, soapy water.
  • Rinse surfaces with clean, hot water.

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