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Follow the Path to Safer Food
Keep Clean● Wash your hands before handling food and during food preparation.● Wash your hands after going to the restroom.● Clean and sanitize all surfaces and appliances used for food preparation.● Protect your kitchen and food from insects, pests and other creatures.
Separate Raw and Cooked● Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods.● Use separate appliances and utensils for handling raw foods.● Store food in separate areas to avoid contact between raw and prepared foods.
Cook Thoroughly● Cook food thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, seafood and eggs.● Boil soups and stews to make sure tat they have reached 158ºF. For meat and poultry, make sure that the juices are clear, not pink. Use a thermometer.● Reheat cooked food thoroughly.
Keep Food at Safe Temperatures● Do not leave cooked food at room temperature for more than 2 hours.● Refrigerate quickly all cooked and perishable food (preferably below 41ºF).● Keep cooked food hot (more than 140ºF) prior to serving.● Do not store food too long even in the refrigerator.● Do not thaw frozen food at room temperature.
Use Safe Water and Raw Materials● Select fresh food especially fruit and meat.● Wash all fruits and vegetables with clean water, especially when eaten raw.● Do not use food beyond its expiration date.