The kitchen is home to a lot of germs. Always wash your hands before and after preparing food, and rinse off fruits and vegetables. Keep raw food away from cooked food, change out utensils and cutting boards that touch raw food, and wipe down counters where you’ve put raw food.
When cooking, make sure all food is cooked to the proper temperature:
- 180 degrees for chicken
- 145 degrees for most meats like roast or steak
- Fish should be cooked until you can’t see through it
After meals, get leftovers into the refrigerator as soon as you can.