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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FOOD IS SAFE

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No doubt food is a very essential commodity, something all living organisms must take in from time to time to ensure good health, sustain themselves and enhance growth. But even though food is expected to boost good health and enhance growth, poor or contaminated food can be detrimental to your health and even in certain cases cause serious health conditions, sometimes even leading to the death of many.

However, as much as food is essential, it is noteworthy that numerous people dies as a result of food poisoning or eating of bad food. In the short term, poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness and our capacity to work, and over time, it can contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such as: being overweight or obese. tooth decay. high blood pressure.

According to researches, it has been confirmed that most of the causes of food poisoning are caused by human activities, and most of these causes can be averted. In this article, we will be considering some factors that can have a great effect on the food we eat, and also how we can make our food safe for consumption.
Below are tips you can follow to make sure your food is good for consumption.

1.Properly Wash Raw Food Before Consumption
2.Always wash your hands with soap and water
3.Make sure surfaces are regularly sanitized
4.Clean sweep refrigerated foods once a week
5.Make sure all appliances are always clean
6.Always separate food items when shopping
7.Try as much as possible to separate foods when preparing and serving
8.Make sure food is properly cooked at a safe temperature
9.Properly dispose waste or spoilt food
10.Never leave food uncovered

1.Properly Wash Raw Food Before Consumption
It is the habit of many people to eat or cook their food without properly rinsing or washing it. According to reports, many people, mostly people who are busy with their daily activities easily eat food substances like fruits without proper rinsing, even without rinsing at all. Most of these food substances are found to usually contain micro-organisms from farm or other places where they are brought from. Such micro-organisms can cause diseases when ingested with food. Washing food substances before consumption will reduce the microbial load of such food substance to a safe point.

2.Always wash your hands with soap and water
Another safe tip is to always wash your hands with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds, doing so will greatly reduce the number of micro-organisms of the surface of your hands. If possible, use warm water.

3.Make sure surfaces are regularly sanitized
As much as possible, surfaces should be sanitized, this can be done with a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water.

4.Clean sweep refrigerated foods once a week
Always make sure refrigerated foods that are no longer safe for consumption are thrown out of the refrigerator at least once a week.

5.Make sure all appliances are always clean
All appliances including those in the kitchen must be regularly cleaned. Cleaning must be done regularly, and the floor must be cleaned with disinfectant.

6.Always separate food items when shopping
When shopping, try as much as possible to always separate food items. Place raw seafood, meat, and poultry in plastic bags. Store them below ready-to-eat foods in your refrigerator.

7.Try as much as possible to separate foods when preparing and serving
Always use a clean cutting board for fresh produce and a separate one for raw seafood, meat, and poultry. Always avoid placing cooked food back on the same plate that previously held raw food.

8.Make sure food is properly cooked at a safe temperature
One effective way to prevent illness is to check the internal temperature of seafood, meat, poultry, and egg dishes. Make sure to cook all raw beef, pork, lamb, and veal steaks, chops, and roast to a minimum internal temperature pf 145oF.

9.Properly dispose waste or spoilt food
Waste food particles must be properly disposed. You must make provision for waste bin meant for that purpose. Never leave spoilt food on the table or elsewhere in the house except in the waste bin, also make sure the waste bin is always covered and properly emptied regularly.
10.Never leave food uncovered
It is highly unsafe to leave food uncovered especially in environment where there are house flies and other flies. These flies are capable of infecting your food, most of them have been to a very dirty place and have probably touched dirty surfaces, now imagine such flies touching your uncovered food with their their dirty limbs which has probably been infected.

I hope this article has helped a lot. If you find this article helpful, kindly share with family and friends on social media networks and you might safe someone.

    HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FOOD IS SAFE - Adedokun Emmanuel - Oct 14, 2020 12:54 pm

    Thank you for this

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