Food handling in the home In any case, it is important to respect good hygiene practices when preparing and handling food, such as:
- Wash your hands before you start cooking and every time you change from raw to cooked food.
- Cook food thoroughly (63°C for 4 minutes or equivalent).
- Wash raw vegetables under running water. If you are going to eat raw fruit or vegetables with skins, it is also important to soak them for 5 minutes in drinking water with food-grade bleach (one spoonful per 3 litres of water) and then rinse them under running water.
- Maintain good food handling practices by keeping foods at appropriate temperatures and cooling them quickly if they are not going to be consumed immediately Clean and disinfect the utensils, cutlery and dishes used. The dishwasher is a good option if high temperatures are used Keep all food handling surfaces clean and disinfected.