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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 04:34

Simple Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

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Food poisoning also known as contaminated food. The food might gets contaminated either during the manufacturing or processing.

In most cases, food poisoning is caused by undercooked, improper prepared food or those food materials are stored in an inadequate manner.

Tips to prevent food poisoning

* Wash your hands, utensils and food surfaces often, make sure that you Wash your hands well with warm, soapy water before and after handling or preparing food. Use hot, soapy water to wash utensils, cutting boards and other surfaces you use.

* Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods. When shopping, preparing food or storing food, keep raw meat, poultry, fish and shellfish away from other foods. This prevents cross-contamination.

* Cook foods to a safe temperature. The best way to tell if foods are cooked to a safe temperature is to use a food thermometer. You can kill harmful organisms in most foods by cooking them to the right temperature.

Cook ground beef to 160 F (71.1 C); steaks, roasts chops, such as lamb, pork and veal, to at least 145 F (62.8 C). Cook chicken and turkey to 165 F (73.9 C). Make sure fish and shellfish are cooked thoroughly.

* Wash fruits and vegetables with water,Salt and vinegar before eating

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* Refrigerate or freeze perishable foods promptly — within two hours of purchasing or preparing them. If the room temperature is above 90 F (32.2 C), refrigerate perishable foods within one hour.

* Keep pets away from food.

* Make sure foods are thoroughly cooked before eating. Cook Meat very well before eating.

* Keep canned foods in a clean and cool dry place.

* Throw away food that does not smell right or has fungus on it.

*Always check "Expiry Date" or “best before date" "Produced Date" marked on the packaged foods before buying or eating them.

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