Wash - The Basics

Reviewed by Eleese Cunningham, RDN
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Illness-causing bacteria can survive and spread around your kitchen, so it is important to wash the right way to prevent these bacteria from spreading to your food. What is the right way?

Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

Wash surfaces, cutting boards, dishes and cooking utensils with hot soapy water after each use to prevent bacteria from spreading throughout the kitchen.

Sanitize sponges and replace frequently.

Wash produce under running tap water, but not meat, poultry or eggs.

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