Bacteria can quickly spread throughout the kitchen. Frequent cleaning can keep it from spreading through hands, cutting boards, knives, and countertops.
Bacteria can spread through cross contamination. Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood away from ready-to-eat foods.
Proper cooking can prevent bacteria from surviving.
Bacteria spreads rapidly at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F. Chilling food properly is one effective way to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
Proper food storage will help ensure that your food is safe and fresh. The dates on many food packages can help you decide if your food is still safe to eat.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture