Thursday, 2 April 2015

Food Poisoning Prevention

We always assume that food poisoning always caused by carelessness of restaurants, however it can actually comes from our daily habits.

Food poisoning can be sever and even deadly for some individuals

Have you:
      1. Prepare meals in the morning, and place it on the table?
2. Store all sorts of food in the fridge?
3. Never washing all produces before you cut, cook or eat it?
4. Eat anything without washing your hand?

If you have two or more YES response to questions above, then you are increase the risk of food poisoning!

Wash hand before eating to prevent food poisoning

Wash Hand Properly
Snacking isnt that big of a problem but not washing your hands before eating can easily transfer bacteria on your hands to the food. Personal hygiene is very important in food safety, you should wash your hand properly before or after preparation and eating.

Cooked food should be kept out of the danger zone

Store Cooked Foods In Fridge 

You may think that placed cook food on the table with a cover or container are totally safe. The fact is: Cooked food should not be left our of refrigeration for more than 1 hours. 

Regarding to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the temperature range between 5'c to 60'c is known as Temperature Danger Zone where germs can grows most quickly and easily, and the food can become unsafe to eat.

Bacteria multiply by split in two. Under the right condition their double their number every 10 to 30 minutes, means that we would have over 2 million bacteria in 7 hours if we let cooked food sit at room temperature!  

Refrigerator is one of the important equipment to keep foods safe

Keep Your Food At Appropriate Temperature
Chilling foods at the right temperature is a must. To ensure that you refrigerator is doing its job, you should keep your refrigerator at 5'C and below and your freezer should operate at a temperature of -18'C.  

Besides, you can take additional steps to make sure your refrigerated foods stay as safe as possible:
a. Do not overloading
b. Clean the refrigerator regularly
c. Store refrigerated foods in covered container
d. Do not clutter up the refrigerator. Leave space in the fridge for perishable foods
e. Check expiration dates on foods

Wash fruits and vegetables before you eat

Washing Fresh Produce
No matter its organic or none organic, wash the fruits and vegetables before cut or cook is a must! Even you peel the skins off before eating, you still have to wash them to ensure they are clean and safe to eat. 

Soil can sometimes carry harmful bacteria. Plus, most of the produces contain pesticides residue. We advice you to wash the fruits and vegetables with clean water and EnviroHome Food Wash to remove pesticides, wax, insecticides, bacteria, preservatives and soil.

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