Don’t be a newbie in the kitchen! Avoid these food safety mistakes:
1. Taste testing
Tasting even a tiny amount of spoiled food can get you seriously ill. Instead check package dates & when in doubt, throw it out!
2. Washing meat, poultry or eggs
Rinsing these only spreads bacteria to your sink & other areas of your kitchen.
3. Thawing on the counter
Thaw your food in the fridge, not on your counter! Germs multiply rapidly at room temperature.
4. Undercooking meat or poultry
Make sure you reach the safe minimum cooking temperatures for your favorite foods.
5. Not scrubbing in
Your hands may be the biggest germ carriers of all. Wash them for 20 seconds with soap & water before handling food.