Food & Cooking Tips

Tips When Working With Meats

* Keep EVERYTHING clean - hands, utensils, counters, cutting boards and sinks. That way your food will stay as safe as possible. * Always wash hands thoroughly in hot soapy water before preparing foods and after handling raw meat. * Don't let raw meat or poultry juices touch ready-to-eat foods either in the refrigerator or during preparation. * Don't put cooked foods on the same plate that held raw meat or poultry. * Wash utensils that have touched raw meat with hot, soapy water before using them for cooked meats. * Wash counters, cutting boards and other surfaces raw meats have touched. And don't forget to keep the inside of your refrigerator clean. Source: FMI