|Description:||This cook was in the process of preparing her healthy vegetable salad, which was composed of broccoli, purple onion, lettuce, and carrots, all contained in a clean glass bowl. To the mixture, she was about to add a small bowl of dried cranberries. She was working in her kitchen atop a clean 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.