Outdoor grilling season is upon us, and it’s important to remember that the shift of food preparation outdoors comes with its own unique challenges. The CDC’s Get Ready to Grill Safely poster serves as an effective food safety reminder for outdoor cooks as they prepare for their outdoor food festivities. You don’t want to give E.coli, Salmonella, and their other pathogenic friends an opportunity to spoil the party!
During a recent study in our food service establishments of the common factors that cause foodborne illness, two areas identified as needing more attention were handwashing and keeping food & food contact surfaces protected and clean. Foodsafety.gov has provided a good summary of tips and facts to assist with gaining knowledge and training in this area. The Clean principle covers:
- When and how to wash your hands
- When and how to wash food contact surfaces
- Where and how to wash fruits & vegetables (but not meat or poultry)
Plus, there’s a short summary video to tie it all together!
Let’s keep it clean!