Chef Remi has put together 5 ways of how to be food safe in 2015
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2015 -- Each year millions of Americans make their News Years resolution to lose weight. However, 92% of those men and women give up on their hope of becoming slimmer by the middle of February. Although only 8% stick to their new healthy living routine, cooking and eating healthy food, many of those men and women are not following the food healthy cooking and storing rules. Chef Remi, has put together 5 ways of how to be food safe in 2015 for people who want to become slim and for those who enjoy cooking.
According to Home Food Safety (http://www.homefoodsafety.org), 48 million people get ill from food poisoning each year. Although the majority of people will be forced to take time off work due to being ill between one and two days with slight symptoms, 3000 Americans each year die from severe food poisoning.
With how serious food poisoning has become, Chef Remi has put together five tips on how to be better prepared when dealing with foods.
The tips include:
Wash hands: Using warm soapy water, scrubbing hands and nails for 30 seconds has the potential to save more lives than any vaccine.
Keep surfaces clean: Non-food items like purses and tote bags carry harmful bacteria so keep them off the countertops. Use hot, soapy water to wash the kitchen surfaces. When prepping raw meat and chicken, use separate chopping boards. Make sure to regularly wipe over the fridge door handle, cooking surfaces and around the sink. Soak the dishcloth for 10 minutes in hot, soapy water, before rinsing out dry.
Thaw out meat and poultry: If the cook has to thaw out meat or poultry, place it at the very bottom of the fridge so it will not drip onto other food.
Storing leftovers: Food should not be left at room temperature for more than 120 minutes. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers in airtight bags or containers.
Use a cooking thermometer: Don't try to rely on smell or sight to determine if food is ready. The only way to know if harmful bacteria are eliminated is to cook raw food to a safe minimum internal temperature. It's extremely important to check the internal temperature when re-heating food.
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For more great tips to safely handle food and keep the family safe from food poisoning, Chef Remi recommends that a visit to http://www.homefoodsafety.org
About Home Food Safety
To raise consumer awareness about the seriousness of food poisoning (also referred to as foodborne illness) and to provide solutions for easily and safely handling food in their own kitchens.
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