The way you handle or mishandle food could be harmful to your health.
Industry experts repeatedly sound warnings to us, on what we must all do in our homes to avoid food poisoning. How many of you listen?
Below are some of the things we most probably do that poses a danger to food safety:
Not washing hands thoroughly before cooking
We all pick up germs throughout the day. This is why the hands need to be thoroughly washed because we pick up bacteria that can be transmitted during food preparation, leading to food poisoning. This was the case years back when Kenya faced a cholera and typhoid outbreak.
Ignoring warnings recalling food items
Do you pay attention when authorities recall certain products or do you just ignore it? Always check the sell by date and when it expires to make that they are safe. It is necessary to dispose all recalled foods because it may be related with outbreaks and illness.
Feeding on cold leftovers
Leftover food can be contaminated with bacteria especially if left uncovered. Therefore it is necessary to warm the food before consumption to kill the potential bacteria. Taking food that has been sitting out for quite a longer period is dangerous. This is because of the temperature changes. It is therefore necessary for the perishable foods be returned to the refrigerator as soon as possible to avoid spoiling.
Using one chopping board to chop everything
It is advisable to use separate chopping boards especially when it comes to meat and poultry.
Refrigerator is not cold enough
If the fridge isn’t set to the recommended temperature, food items may spoil. It is therefore recommended for one to use a thermometer to make sure the food is safe under the correct temperature to avoid food dangers.