Beware Of Cross-Contamination
Cross-contamination occurs when microorganisms are transferred from one food surface to another.You don't want your fresh fruits and vegetables to come into contact with raw meat, poultry, or fish.
Keep food separated
- Meats, poultry, and fish should always be packed separately from fresh fruits and veggies at the check out counter.
- Use separate cutting boards for fresh produce and raw meat, poultry, or fish.
- Use separate utensils for cooked and raw foods.
- Store raw meat, poultry, and seafood on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent dripping juices on other food.