Sunday, September 13, 2009
Be Kitchen Smart
The below few tips can save you from getting sick.
** Cook meat thoroughly and use a food thermometer to make sure it's hot enough to kill bacteria.
** Wash anything that has been in contact with raw meat, poultry, or eggs, including your hands, before touching other foods.
** Use separate plates and cutting boards for raw and cooked food, and separate boards for each type of food (only half of all Americans do this, according to an International Food Information Council Foundation survey).
** Refrigerate leftovers within two hours.
** Remove and throw away the outer layers of lettuce and cabbage heads; rub all fresh fruits and vegetables under cool running water to loosen dirt and germs. Rinse for about 10 seconds, then blot with a paper towel.