Preventive methods to protect your family from food poisoning
Food poisoning… Can you protect your family from having it? Of course. For this, you need to take some preventive measures. Start taking care of hygiene, and go for food preservation methods and other necessary steps.
Here’s how to protect your family from food poisoning
What is food poisoning?
Salmonella, listeriosis, staphylococcus, meat poisoning,… The names of all these diseases are familiar to you. But do you know what they are?
They’re a kind of food poisoning resulting from eating spoiled food, or that which contains harmful bacteria and parasites.
This could happen if you have dangerous foods, either not preserved appropriately or not well cooked…
Steps to protect your family from poisoning
You know that washing your hands constantly while making food is one of the basic rules to maintain health and protect your family from poisoning. So make sure you do it.
If a family member doesn’t want to have their food at the moment, don’t forget to put it in the fridge two hours after you finish preparing it as a maximum.
If there’s a child in your family, you can protect them from food poisoning by preserving their food in the fridge. So don’t leave it out for more than an hour after preparing it. In contrast, don’t serve them the food if it’s been in the fridge for more than 48 hours.
Before this, it’s necessary that the fridge be clean. If you don’t make sure of that, it could turn into a safe place for harmful bacteria.
Remember also to wrap all kinds of food well before placing them in the fridge.
Try to monitor the fridge’s temperature. It’s necessary that the temperature in the coldest part of it is between is between zero and 4 Celsius. Make sure its door (doors) is closed well.
If you’re using some pre-packaged ingredients from the store, it’s important that you preserve them at a low temperature for 3 days only from their date of purchase and first use.
What about meat? Watch out for the cooking To protect your family from poisoning, cook it till it’s well done.
Watch out, don’t cut meat on the vegetables cutting board, for example. But rather set a board for every type of food.