|Description:||This image depicts a woman in her kitchen, as she was in the process of preparing fresh vegetables for her meal. She can be seen in the background processing the ingredients to be used to create her meal, and in the foreground, some newly-purchased produce was collected, including an orange a green and a yellow bell pepper, and a small basket of strawberries, all of which will need to be thoroughly cleaned prior to their preparation. 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.