Food Preparation

If food is not cooked, stored and handled properly, germs can be spread and people can quickly become ill. To ensure you keep your kitchen hygienically clean, follow these golden rules:

  • Do not use tea towels to dry your hands.
  • Do not sneeze or cough near food.
  • Avoid preparing food for others if you are ill.
  • Keep any cuts and sores on your hands covered while preparing food.
  • Have separate chopping boards for raw meats and other foods, making them easier to clean.
  • Ensure you clean chopping boards thoroughly after use.
  • Wash hands thoroughly as soon as you have handled raw meat, to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Clean work surfaces immediately after use.
  • Disinfect cleaning cloths and dishcloths by soaking them overnight in a dilute solution of an appropriate disinfectant or bleach, rinse thoroughly in clean water and dry.
  • Clean bins, taps and cupboard handles regularly.
  • Always separate raw and ready-to-eat foods while shopping, preparing, and storing.
  • Cook food thoroughly to kill any germs in it, and reheat food properly to kill any germs that have multiplied in it since it was cooked.
  • Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared foods, and leftovers within two hours or sooner.