Saturday, 15 December 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
KDHE Issues Food Safety Tips
11/19/2018
 

As we enter the busy holiday season, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is sharing important food safety practices by encouraging Kansans to follow some simple tips to avoid foodborne illnesses.

Clean your hands for 20 seconds with soapy water before touching any food. Wash hands and surfaces often during food preparation. Always serve food on clean plates and avoid reusing plates that previously held raw meat and poultry. Separate raw and cooked foods to avoid cross contamination. Use a separate cutting board for cooked foods and raw foods and always wash them after use. Do not cut raw vegetables on the same cutting board as raw meat. Wash any utensil after preparing one food item before going on to the next item.

Cook using a food thermometer to make sure all food reaches a safe minimum internal temperature; turkey, stuffing, and casseroles should be 165°F; veal, beef and lamb roasts should reach 145°F; and ham, pork, ground beef and egg dishes should be 160°F. When reheating, leftovers should be thoroughly heated to 165°F.

Chill leftovers within two hours of cooking. Keep track of how long items have been sitting on the table and discard anything that has been out longer than two hours. Keep hot foods hot, 140°F or hotter, and cold foods cold, 40°F or below. Never defrost food at room temperature. Thaw food in the refrigerator, in a cold water bath or in the microwave.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two teens injured in Nemaha Co wreck
Ambulance wreck injures one
Woman arrested in Hiawatha drug bust
Services set for Wetmore teen killed in crash
Two arrested following search of Falls City home
Doniphan West cancels classes for rest of week
Jackson Co EMT pleads guilty to federal charges
Magnet scam targets Atchison County
Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop
Doniphan Co deputy appears on charges
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Producer Workshop on Land & Stream Health to be held in Nemaha County
One injured in Holt County Wreck
Rural Hoyt home destroyed by fire
Falls City School Board to discuss improvements
Commissioners updated on proposed wind farm
Multiple bomb threats reported in Neb, including locally
Two arrested following search of Falls City home
Woman arrested in Hiawatha drug bust
Deb Klein new Pawnee City Mayor
Pawnee City School Board approves pay increases
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report

Powered by Radio Media Group
162.158.78.238