Hygiene in the kitchen

Rule Outcome if rule disobeyed
Always wash your hands before handling food. May cause cross contamination and food poisoning.
Use separate chopping boards when preparing foods that could get cross contaminated. May cause cross contamination and food poisoning.
Store food at the correct temperature. Food could ‘go off’ and not be suitable for human consumption.
Check the sell by date on any food you are using. Food could have ‘gone off’ and this could cause food poisoning.
Store raw meat away from cooked meat on the bottom shelf of the fridge. Juices may drip and cause cross contamination.
Throw out old and out of date equipment. May contain hidden bacteria to contaminate food and cause food poisoning.
Wash tea towels and dish cloths regularly. May transfer bacteria onto clean appliances.
Wash your hands after touching high risk foods such as eggs and meat. You could cross contaminate food and cause food poisoning.