Review Basic Food Safety
The FACTS: What you need to KNOW
For more on this topic, read Card #18, Identifying Unsafe Food.
The Actions: What you need to DO
Wash your hands with soap and water for 15 seconds before handling food. Wash your hands after using the toilet; handling raw meat, garbage, or dirty dishes; sneezing; or touching animals. Use utensils and disposable gloves to avoid touching food directly.
Don't work with food if you are sick.
Be alert for food that is dangerous because it was left out or heated improperly. The temperature danger zone is between 41F and 135F. If in doubt, throw it out.
Make sure you know the labeling and handling practices for your facility and always follow the procedures. Don't take shortcuts.