Story by: Kim Huston on July 3, 2018
July Fourth is right around the corner. People will enjoy cookouts and fireworks — hopefully without feeling sick due to food or a bug passed from another partygoer. Warm temperatures create the ideal environment for bacteria and other pathogens to multiply and cause foodborne illnesses. Hand-washing and proper food safety techniques can help keep your holiday party safe.
Hand-washing is an effective do-it-yourself practice for keeping yourself and others from getting sick. Bacteria that cause illnesses can live in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils and cutting boards. Prevent spreading bugs by washing your hands before, during and after cooking.
Washing your hands properly before food preparation is not just for those who work in restaurants. Here are the moments when you should wash your hands while working in the kitchen:
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