How do you avoid cross contamination of food?

Cross contamination is one of the leading cause of food borne illness in the world. It happens due to transfer of harmful bacteria from one dish to another.

So how do you avoid cross contamination of food. Watch the video below and learn.

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Speaker 1: Good morning Jay. How are you today

Jay: I am fine chef. I really liked the class on cross contamination yesterday. So before I begin work, I was just cleaning the place to prevent cross contamination

Speaker 1: Very good. I am happy to hear that. Today I am going to show you how to keep things in the refrigerator so that there is no cross contamination inside the refrigerator. Come with me to the walkin.

So Jay, I am sure you have visited the walk in cooler. I am going to explain you how to store things in the cooler to ensure we reduce cross contamination.

So even before I begin, tell me what do you see that can help prevent cross contamination.

Jay: I could see that the cupcakes are kept on a separate trolley.  I guess that is because they are ready to eat

Speaker 1: You are absolutely correct. Keeping ready to eat food separately reduces the chances of cross contamination. Now let’s take a closer look at the shelves and how we are storing things in the shelf

While keeping items on the shelf, we must always remember to keep things that require higher temperature to cook at the lower most shelf

Jay: Understood chef. This is to prevent cross contamination right?

Speaker 1: You are right Jay. Food items that cook at a higher temperature should be kept at the lowest shelf. So can you tell me what food items require the maximum temperature?

Jay: That would be all poultry and ground meat

Speaker 1: Yes you are correct. Imagine if I were to take a chart paper and draw how we store the items it would look like this.

Ground meat should also be kept at the lowest shelf. It is also important to understand why it is kept like this.

Jay: Let me guess chef. As food items thaw, they can drip. And in case the dripping fall into the lower shelf, it can contaminate the items in the shelf below

Speaker 1: Yes. Jay is absolutely correct. We have to protect food items from being in touch in any way possible. That will help prevent cross contamination.

So keep learning and subscribe to the channel. I’m teaching Jay the kitchen fundamentals along with him.

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