Food poisoning is related to unsafe food, a dirty kitchen,
and dirty kitchen appliances. If you follow some safety
rules, food poisoning will never occur.
1. Freezing does NOT kill bacteria; it only controls their
growth. Common bacteria grow rapidly at 60? F to 120? F.
Keep the temperature of the refrigerator below 50? F. Keep
the freezer temperature at about 0? F.
2. Don't take foods out of the refrigerator until you're
ready to cook them.
3. Clean well with hot water to kill bacteria.
4. If washing dishes by hand, leave them to drain rather
than using a tea towel. If you use a tea towel, change it
often. Paper towels are a better option.
5. Dishcloths are a prime spot for bacteria to grow and
multiply. Wash them regularly with hot water or in the
washing machine using the hot cycle with antibacterial
6. Cook thoroughly to kill bacteria but don't overcook to
the point of charring. It may form amine compounds that may
cause cancer. Don't cook food partially and leave it to cook
7. Wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial soap
before and after cooking.
8. Wash vegetables thoroughly. Wash all lentils, legumes,
rice, etc. with lots of water. These are often treated with
powder, polish, and even colors, to make them attractive.
9. When you want to use leftovers, heat them to a high
temperature so that any bacteria that may have multiplied in
the refrigerator will be killed. Throw away any leftover
food still left after it has been reheated once.
10. Don't cook if you have a cut on your hand as cuts and
scratches harbor many bacteria.
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Terry Nicholls is the author of the eBook "Food Safety: Protecting Your Family From Food Poisoning". In addition, he writes from his own experiences in trying to start his own home-based business. To benefit from his success, visit My Home-Based Business Advisor - Helping YOUR Home Business Start and Succeed for free help for YOUR home business, including ideas, startup, and expansion advice.