Separate: Don’t Cross Contaminate // Create Safe Food 

Last Updated on June 23, 2023 by Create Better Health

Food safety is not something you practice at home alone it starts the moment you enter the grocery store. When grocery shopping separate raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs from other foods by using plastic bags, if available. Once you get to check out try and bag meat, poultry, and seafood separately from other food items. This will prevent any juices from contaminating fresh or boxed foods. 

At home place raw meat, poultry, and seafood in containers or sealed, leakproof plastic bags. They should sit on the bottom shelf of the fridge so they can’t leak down onto other foods. If you don’t plan to use them quickly it is best to freeze them. 

A common food safety mistake made is placing eggs in the door of the refrigerator rather than the main compartment. Placing eggs in the door can change the temperature of the eggs and can increase your risk of foodborne illness. Eggs should be stored in their original carton too.  

To help you to create safe food we made a reference sheet just for you!

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