With food safety week approaching, I thought why not share some information on food safety; from cooking to storage and hygiene!
Food safety is very important when it comes to feeding yourself, your family and little ones, and there are some rules that apply regardless of who you are cooking for;
Always wash your hands before preparing food and if touching raw foods, wash your hands afterwards.
Keep equipment and work surfaces clean; Chopping boards have been shown to harbour lots of bacteria. Plastic chopping boards are convenient and can be put in the dishwasher. Try having one for raw foods and one for ready to eat foods.
Be aware of cross-contamination.
Keep pets away from food and work surfaces.
Wash raw vegetables and fruit before eating.
Cook food until it is piping hot all the way through.
Started weaning your little one and need smaller portions, or just want to start batch cooking foods for the family? How do we store our foods safely?
Raw meet should be kept in a sealed container at the bottom of your fridge, where it wont drip onto other foods.
If batch cooking to freeze, try to cool the food as quickly as possible - within 1-2 hours
Once cooled, you can portion it out and freeze. Most food can be frozen for up to 3 months so make sure to accurately label and write the date on the food.
Starting to wean your little one? Why not head over to our weaning safety blog here