|Description:||Here we see a woman in a kitchen setting photographed in the process of preparing a number of just-washed red bell peppers, atop a clean glass cutting board. A colander is also shown containing some cleaned produce including a lemon, some lettuce, and an orange bell pepper, awaiting their turn on the cutting board. It is very important to prepare foods in as clean environment as possible, thereby, minimizing the possibility of introducing foodborne contaminants into the food preparation process.|
Some sink area safety tips offered by the Centers for Disease Control include:
- Thoroughly wash hands prior to food preparation, or eating.
- Clean cutting boards, knives, and countertops to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.
- Learn if your drinking water is safe. If you use a private well, have the water tested for contaminants.