There are many things to consider when handling food, both
for the safety of the food handler as well as the safety of
those who consume that food. Below are some ideas to
Make sure no critter get access to any of your food supplies.
On the other hand, be sure not to contaminate your food supply
with poisons that were supposed to get rid of the critters.
Fires - Make
sure all cooking fires are properly contained and ventilated.
keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby.
Knives - Make
sure all knives and cutting tools are kept out of reach of
children. When you store sharp tools, try to shield them so
when someone reaches in a box, they do not get hurt.
and Poultry - Use care when handling
raw meats and poultry to make sure that any kitchen utensils
that are used on them are thoroughly washed before
being used for food that is ready to be consumed.
During an emergency, you may have limited ability to keep food
cold. This can lead to spoiling of food. Be sure to keep
temperatures at safe levels for each type of food. For
refrigerated foods, it is recommended to keep the food no
warmer than 40°F. For frozen food, it is recommended to keep
the food no warmer than 0°F.
It may be helpful to put a thermometer in your ice
chest and monitor it.
To see a thermometer, click this link:
Wash Hands -
All people who will be handling food should wash their hands
with soap and water, especially after using the