Treat food properly and prevent food poisoning during the tropical heat.
We bring you advice with which you treat your food properly and so avoid poisoning.
1. Leafy vegetables
The most difficult to wash and that’s why it always should be given special attention. Leafy vegetables are often contaminated with bacteria and viruses because it grows on the ground. Some bacteria are part of the natural structure of the ground.
However, over composted or raw manure, contact with animals and contaminated water can become infected with bacteria that are dangerous to human health, such as salmonella or E. coli. Therefore, wash under water to remove the rest of the ground of the leafy vegetables, never clean on a plate because it can retain any bacteria on it.
Frequent gear of salmonella bacteria is eggs. To prevent infection, buy eggs only from trusted suppliers. Do not take those eggs that are chipped or broken in some parts. Always store in the refrigerator and do not expose to heat and sunlight.
Before use, always break the egg in a separate bowl and sniff it. If you experience any suspicion or strong odor when you bring the nose close to the egg , rather throw the egg because this is a sign that it begins to spoil.
3. Red meat, poultry and seafood
During the purchase and refrigerate meat and seafood always keep separate from the rest of the ingredients. If you defrost them, do not do it at room temperature. Let food be thawed overnight in the refrigerator, or put them in cold water.
Thoroughly cook or bake meat and do not eat raw. Those who love steak tartare, poorly roasted meat and sushi are advised to buy the meat and fish for their favorite dishes from trustworthy sources.
4. Dairy products
In all dairy products, from milk and yoghurt to butter and a variety of spreads, it is essential to only one thing – be sure you keep them in the refrigerator, especially if you are buying unpasteurized products such as cottage cheese and cream.
5. Other tips
- Wash your fruits and vegetables that has a core, you can rinse it under the tap even when you peel
- Use separate cutting boards for meat and vegetables
- Wash all foods separately
- If you have a dishwasher, at least once a week insert sponges in her
- Wash your hands before, during and after preparing food, especially if you are preparing meat
- Do not allow pets to sit on surfaces where you prepare food