TIP: DON'T CROSS CONTAMINATE - SEPARATE RAW, cooked and ready-to-eat foods while shopping, preparing or storing foods. This prevents bacteria on one food making another food unsafe to eat.


This occurs when harmful bacteria are transferred from one food to another (especially when handling raw meat, poultry & fish)=

1. Use different cutting boards for different foods:

Use one cutting board
 for raw meat, poultry and seafood...


And a separate one for fresh produce....


Replace cutting boards if they become very worn or develop hard to clean grooves... 2. Use clean plates
NEVER serve foods on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry or seafood unless the plate has first been washed in hot, soapy water... grill.png