(HealthDay News) -- A few good practices can help reduce the risk of food poisoning by keeping your kitchen free of bacteria.
Here are some suggestions from the website eatright.org:
- Don't multitask while you're cooking.
- Anyone working in the kitchen, including children, should wash hands frequently and thoroughly.
- Use hot, soapy water to wash all kitchen surfaces, especially after spills and before preparing food.
- All dishes and cookware should be washed in the dishwasher or hot soapy water. Avoid cracked or chipped dishes, which can harbor bacteria.
- Frequently change and wash dish towels, using the hot cycle.
- Promptly clean any splatters inside your refrigerator or microwave.
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Published: December 2014