Washing and Keeping Clean
Keeping clean is one of the most important things you can to do prevent foodborne illness. Washing hands and surfaces often and properly helps kills harmful bacteria. And don’t forget those utensils, lunch boxes, and refrigerator shelves – keep them clean, too.
Cleanliness Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness (USDA)
Everything that touches food should be clean: hands, surfaces, cutting boards, utensils, everything.
Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety? (USDA)
Tips for meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.
Lifelong Food Safety: Clean (FDA)
Part of the series on Food Safety to Moms to Be.