Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Keeping Your Food Safe

Start clean and stay clean!
  • This rule applies to everything - hands, utensils, equipment, food and work surfaces.
  • Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds. Dry hands with a clean paper towel.
Keep it cold and keep it hot!
  • Refrigerate leftovers quickly. Don't allow food to sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • Keep cold foods and perishables in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Hot foods must be kept at or above 140°F.
Help children to understand that spoiled foods can smell, look and taste normal, but that tasting spoiled foods can make them ill. If you or they have any doubts about a food's freshness, throw it out!