11 tips to prevent contamination of food and care for your family
Know what to consider when shopping, cooking and storing food
When it comes to the welfare of your family at the table, it is important to consider not only the taste and quality of ingredients, but also how to buy, cook and store them to prevent contamination of the food you serve your loved ones.
Keep in mind these tips you can share with your family and put into practice the next time you go shopping, prepare your meals and save what’s left. By taking care of the food will care for your family even better!
By buying and cooling of food
Separated into plastic bags beef, chicken and fish in the shopping cart. Will prevent juices from contaminating other foods.
Save raw meat in sealable plastic bags and the bottom shelf of the refrigerator so juices do not drain onto other foods.
Refrigerate eggs in their original carton and place them on a shelf where they give cold air, instead of the refrigerator door. In this way will help to not develop bacteria.
When cooking the dishes
Clean your kitchen surfaces with hot soapy water or diluted bleach (1 tablespoon bleach per gallon of water) before you start cooking to disinfect kitchen area.
Ask everyone to wash their hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after cooking. When washing your hands help the microbes are not passed to the food.
Use a table knife and different for each type of food such as fruits and vegetables, chicken, fish, pork and red meat. Taking this step will help prevent contamination between various types of food.
Marina raw meats in the refrigerator. Refrigeration helps to delay the decomposition of raw foods.
Boil the sauce before adding the marinade to cooked food. Boil the sauce helps to reduce bacteria.
By serving and storing food
Serve food with clean utensils and dishes that have not been used for cooking. You will not have to worry about contaminating the cooked food.
Refrigerate food in clean, shallow and covers no more than 2 hours after preparation. This serves to combat the decomposition process.
Leave two inches between each container in the refrigerator for good air circulation and help food stay fresh as possible.