If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you’ll surely know how unpleasant that feeling can get. Food poisoning does not really differentiate between people who are weak or fit. It can cause serious illness, and at times, can even turn to be fatal.
Most people are under the impression that food poisoning can only happen if you eat from cafés, restaurants, and roadside stalls. However, the harsh truth is that you can suffer from food poisoning from food prepared at home even.
Therefore, we are here with certain useful tips that will help you reduce the risk of food poisoning at home.
Wash your hands
Washing your hands over and over again is one of the most effective ways to keep food poisoning at bay. Make sure your hands are washed with soap and hot water. If you are away from home, then hand sanitizer and hand wipes can be an excellent substitute.
It doesn’t matter if you are the one cooking, eating or dong both, make sure you wash your hands before and after handling raw food like meat, fish, vegetables, and eggs. The rule of washing your hands apply when you come in contact with dustbin, go to the toilet, blow your nose, and even when you touch your pet.
Worktops should be kept clean
Make sure that you wash your worktops before and after you prepare food, especially after they have been touched by food products like raw eggs, vegetables, and fish. Just to make sure that there is no lapse with hygiene, you can use the dish and slab gel that ensures complete protection.
Dish clothes should be washed frequently
Make sure you wash dishcloths and tea towels regularly. The reason being, dirty and damp clothes become a perfect place for germs to breed. To add an extra layer of protection, you can wash these clothes in multi-use hygiene liquid.
Store raw meat smartly
Make sure you always cover raw meat and store it in the bottom shelf of the fridge or the freezer. It would be really efficient if the bottom shelf of your fridge itself is the freezer. This way, the meat would not touch any other food products or drip onto them.
Cook food thoroughly
One should make sure that the food is cooked thoroughly and served steaming hot. You should make sure that food products like meat are cooked till you don’t see any pink meat inside.
While cooking food, always make sure that your hair is tied up and nails are properly filed. This will significantly reduce the chance of your food getting contaminated with harmful bacteria. Last but not the least, make a strict house rule about not entering the kitchen area with shoes on.
To sum it up, the above mentioned tips would work wonders for you if you team it up with two healthy habits.
Tip 1 – Always wash your hands with Dettol soap before cooking
Tip 2 – Wash the utensils with Dettol kitchen gel after cooking