There are many people who love the arrival of summer season. Some of the reasons to celebrate summers could be- a long vacation from schools & colleges, playing sports & other spare time activities, no dry skin & rashes, etc. But these summers are not so good to be loved. Some of the risks that summers get with it are- allergies, food-poisoning, skin-tan, dehydration, heatstroke, etc. Out of all these problems, let us learn more on how to avoid Food Poisoning in summer season.
Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning in Summer:
1. Spoily Food
Try to plan your daily menu with food safety in mind. Avoid intake of food that spoils easily. Fresh fruits & raw vegetables are much better than having those dairy products which spoil soon.
2. Frozen Food & Hot Food
Keep frozen food frozen & hot food hot. Otherwise, food will start deteriorating soon on account of faster growth of bacteria at normal room temperatures. For cold items, preferably, temperatures below 5°C will inhibit the bacteria growth. So keep your refrigerators below 5°C.
3. Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands thoroughly with antiseptic soap & warm water (preferably). Dry them well before handling eatables. Hands are the easiest source of carrying germs & responsible for passing these germs into our body.
4. Dirty or Damp Places
Do not keep any place in your kitchen dirty. Even moisture in the damp places increase the bacteria growth at the place which in turn invites number of diseases.
5. Check Expiration Date
Before buying out any package food, do check the Best-Before or the Expiry Date of the product. Expired food has maximum chances of causing Food Poisoning in our body.
6. Raw vs Cooked Food
Separate raw & cooked foods in your kitchen. Never prepare raw and cooked food using the same knives or utensils, unless it has been thoroughly washed. Keep cooked and raw foods separate in the fridge. Preferably, keep the raw food at the bottom in the fridge.