Food Safety Basics

Right now, there may be an invisible enemy ready to strike. He’s called BAC (bacteria) and he can make people sick. In fact, even though consumers can’t see BAC – or smell him, or feel him – he and millions more like him may already be invading food products, kitchen surfaces, knives and other utensils. But consumers have the power to Fight BAC!® and to keep food safe from harmful bacteria. It’s as easy as following these food safety basics:

Clean 

Wash hands and surfaces often

Separate

Don’t cross-contaminate!  

Cook 

Cook to proper temperature

Chill 

Refrigerate promptly