More food hygiene tips…
Once you have opened a can of food, take the food out of the can before storing it in the fridge to prevent food contamination with metal
De-frost food completely before cooking & if you’re in a hurry de-frost in a micro-wave oven.
If you store chicken or other meat in your fridge, be sure that it is not in contact with any other food to prevent food poisoning
Store meats in the bottom part of the fridge away from other foods to ensure that fluids from them don’t drip onto other foods when thawing
Do not store cooked meat together with raw meat to prevent transfer of germs. These germs can cause food poisoning
Buy green leafy veggies whole from the market, soak in a bowl of water that has salt or food-safe disinfectant in it & rinse before use
I hope these tips are helpful 😀
Eggs can cause food poisoning. Ensure that egg dishes like scrambled eggs, French toasts etc are well cooked with no hint of raw eggs
Chicken can cause salmonella infection if you use the same chopping board or work surface used to prepare chicken to prepare other
Worms in raw or slightly cooked fish can survive in the intestines of man & cause infections. Thus fish has to be properly cooked
If you use wooden chopping boards, please change them. Nicks and cuts on them can be rich reservoirs for germs.
If food has been cooked, be sure to store within 2 hours of preparation if you plan to keep in the fridge/freezer, to deter germs.
Clean your fridge often to ensure that you’re not actively growing germs in them and keep the temperature below 5°C
Storing hot foods straight in the fridge, increases the fridge temperature& encourages the growth of micro-organisms.
Store foods that go bad easily towards the back of the fridge where it’s cooler eg milk and other dairy foods.
If your food is over-stocked, that’s also a problem as the cool air will not be able to circulate to keep your food cool & fresh