By Gracie Dean, Kennesaw State University Intern
The FDA provides us with 4 steps that must be followed in order to handle food safely:
1.) Clean 2.) Separate 3.) Cook 4.) Chill
Now, we will dive into Step #2: SEPARATE
Follow these tips to assure proper separation:
- Never reuse cutting boards, bowls, plates, and utensils that have had raw meat, seafood, poultry or eggs on them unless they have been properly cleaned and sanitized.
- Keep raw meat, seafood, poultry, and eggs away from other food items.
- Use this cutting board color guide to help avoid cross contamination in your kitchen:
Green cutting board = fruits and salad
Red cutting board = raw meat
Blue cutting board = raw fish
Brown = vegetables
White = bakery and dairy
For more information visit: https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/safe-food-handling