Food poisoning takes place when the food you consume has become polluted, which is sometimes comes as a result of improper handling and preparation of the food. You can be faced with food poisoning from consuming food long after its expiration date, or from eating food that was not cooked carefully, such as meat and chicken.
One of the mains ways to avoid food poisoning is to store food appropriately in your home and refrigerator after you have bought it and after you have produced scraps. Keep on reading this article to know how you can rightly stock food to stop you or your family from undergoing food poisoning.
1. Allow your leftovers to cool completely before refrigerating
If you put hot or cold food in the refrigerator, not only can it upsurge the temperature of your refrigerator, but the condensation and steamed captured in the container will boost the growth of bacteria.
If your scraps are improbable to cool within a period of 90 minutes, put the leftovers in small, low vessels to cool the food quickly before putting the containers in the freezer. You can also raise them on a tripod with feet to let air to circulate beneath the hot food.
2. Transfer leftover canned goods to containers
As soon as canned goods have been unwrapped, they can transport metal properties from the tin to the rest of the remaining food inside, causing severe infection.
3. Cover all your foods before placing them in the refrigerator
This aids in preventing your food from being uncovered to liquids, juices and other kinds of contamination that may come into touch with the exposed food. Put covers on all food containers or cover bowls with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
4. Store raw food away from cooked food
This will help stop bacteria from disseminating between raw foods, such as meat and chicken, over to your cooked foods.
Stop cultivating a habit of stocking your food ‘where it will fit’ in the refrigerator. Put your raw food on a plate or in a bowl and then keep it on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to avoid any wandering juices from dripping on top of your other foods.
5. Dispose of old or expired foods immediately
If you keep on storing food that’s foul, fusty or past its expiration date, it may not only be filthy but may transport bacteria to items that are closed by.
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