Stop eating out! Cooking your own food at home is a fun and cheaper way to ensure you and your family eat well. You can control what you eat, and you know exactly what goes into your food so you can control the preservatives, salt, sugar and fat content of each dish.
In order to ensure maximum satisfaction for each meal, there are a few simple hygiene steps that need to be taken into account every time you use to kitchen. Being untidy, using dirty utensils and not checking use by dates can result in food poisoning, but our guide you’ll master the basics and be on your way to becoming an extraordinary chef!
When preparing food, wear hear in a practical manner. Don’t leave long hair out, keep it in plaits or a ponytail. If necessary, cover it up with a kerchief or headscarf.
Always keep the temperature of hot food about 60C and cold food below 4C. Food should not rest in areas between 4C and 60C for long periods. If you have left overs, do not let them sit out. Put them in the fridge or freezer.
Wash your hands! Before and after preparing food, especially when it involves raw meat.
Only use clean utensils. Do not chop vegetables on the same chopping board you’ve been dicing chicken on. Clean them thoroughly, or use a fresh board that has been washed properly.
When cooking food, ensure you have checked the use by date on all items, especially raw meat, before using in a meal. Often the freshness of an item can be detected by smelling it. For example, chicken will often turn brown and smell rotten after two or more days of sitting in the fridge.
Do not serve food that is not thoroughly cooked through, even if you have followed the cooking time on a recipe.
Do not reheat food more than once.
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This post was written by admin on May 27, 2008