Health Tip: Keep Bacteria Out of Your Kitchen

By | December 3, 2014
By — Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) — A few good practices can help reduce the risk of food poisoning by keeping your kitchen free of bacteria.

Here are some suggestions from the website eatright.org:

  • Don’t multitask while you’re cooking.
  • Anyone working in the kitchen, including children, should wash hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Use hot, soapy water to wash all kitchen surfaces, especially after spills and before preparing food.
  • All dishes and cookware should be washed in the dishwasher or hot soapy water. Avoid cracked or chipped dishes, which can harbor bacteria.
  • Frequently change and wash dish towels, using the hot cycle.
  • Promptly clean any splatters inside your refrigerator or microwave.

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