Over the years we have all heard advice related to food safety. Some of this advice rings true, while other guidance is just plain wrong. To help you protect yourself and your family from foodborne illness, the Partnership for Food Safety Education has created new materials for consumers and educators that debunk common home food safety myths. Brush up on safe food handling advice with Fight BAC!
Myth 1: Freezing foods kills harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning.Myth 2: I eat a vegetarian diet, so I don't have to worry about food poisoning.
Myth 3: Plastic or glass cutting boards don't hold harmful bacterial on their surfaces like wooden cutting boards do.
Myth 4: Locally grown, organic foods will never give me food poisoning.
Mythbusters Educator's Kit
Past Myths and Facts
Myth 1. Leftovers are safe to eat until they smell bad.
Myth 2: I use bleach and water to sanitize my countertops and the more bleach I use the more bacteria I kill.
Myth 3: I don’t need to wash my produce if I am going to peel it.
Myth 4: The stand time recommended for microwaveable foods is optional, it’s just so you don’t burn yourself.
Myth 1: Lemon Juice and salt will clean and sanitize a cutting board.
Myth 2: Putting chicken in a colander and rinsing it with water will remove bacteria like salmonella.
Myth 3: Once a hamburger turns brown in the middle it is cooked.
Myth 4: You should not put hot food in the refrigerator.
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