Tips to prevent the spread of foodborne illness in your kitchen:

  • Before handling food, wash hands with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wash hands after using the bathroom, changing diapers or touching pets.
  • Wash hands, utensils and cutting boards before and after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs. Use hot, soapy water.
  • Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water.
  • With canned goods, clean lids before opening.
  • Use paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them often in the hot cycle of the washing machine.

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