|Description:||The woman depicted here in her kitchen was in the process of cutting up a head of iceberg lettuce atop her clean, clutter-free countertop. She had placed a washed cutting board down on the counter, and a fresh towel beneath, in order to absorb excess water dripping from the freshly-rinsed produce. Note that the lettuce shreds were being placed into a clean glass bowl. It is very important to prepare foods in as clean an 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.