Food preparation is incredibly important from the start of meal prep to the putting the last forkful down. Whether you own a restaurant, or are just preparing a meal in your kitchen for your family, it is important that you keep all of your food preparation techniques consistent to ensure health and happiness. Here are some easy food safety tips to implement in your kitchen.
It goes without saying that there is always a need for sanitation and cleaning. Always clean your hands whenever you touch raw meat, seafood, or chicken, and make sure to clean your cutting boards whenever raw meat touches them, and don’t forget your faucets, knives and microwaves and oven dials. There is an opportunity for contamination everywhere, so please, please be diligent and aware.
What good is food if it cannot be stored properly? Some tips to keep in mind include:
- Always store perishable food within two hours of removing it from the refrigerator or freezer.
- Check your fridge’s temperature every once in a while to ensure it is keeping your food as fresh as possible.
- Food can only be frozen for up to six months.
- If you own a restaurant and have a lot of food that needs to be stored, invest in a food packaging machine. These packaging machines have the ability to store a lot of food with little to no preparation work. There are many different options to choose from, from pouch filling machines to vertical form fill seal machines. It goes without saying that a food packaging machine is a great investment for any and all restaurants.
Use your refrigerator to your advantage! The majority of units have different temperatures for different shelves that can be used to thaw frozen food while you are out and about. Just make sure to put them on a plate so the juices don’t contaminate other foods.
With these tips in mind, you will have safe food that you can enjoy thoroughly! Just remember, be cautious and you won’t have anything to worry about!