Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing
food and after preparing each dish.
Defrost meat in a microwave or the refrigerator.
Do NOT defrost meat on the kitchen counter.
Keep raw meat, poultry, and fish and their juices
away from other food.
Wash cutting boards, knives, and countertops
immediately after cutting up meat, poultry, or fish.
Never use the same cutting board for meats and
vegetables without thoroughly washing the board
Cook all food thoroughly, especially meat. This will
kill bacteria that can make you ill.
Red meats should be cooked to a temperature of
Poultry should be cooked to 180 F. When fish is
safely cooked, it flakes easily with a fork.
Eggs should be cooked until the yolks are firm.
Never eat foods or drink anything containing raw
eggs. Never eat uncooked cookie dough made
with raw eggs.
Wash all dishes, utensils, and countertops with
hot, soapy water.
Store leftovers in small containers that will cool
quickly in the refrigerator. Don’t leave leftovers on
the counter to cool.
Write the date on leftovers. Don’t store them for
more than five days.