Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your kitchen clean can help avoid food-related illness and contamination.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics makes these suggestions for a healthier kitchen:
Swap dirty dish towels every few days for clean ones.
Use hot, soapy water to clean any spills in the microwave as soon as they occur.
After each use, carefully wash cutting boards with soap and hot water or run through the dishwasher.
Once weekly, toss any expired foods and clean your refrigerator.
Never thaw foods on the counter, only in the refrigerator.
Rotate foods in your freezer, putting the oldest foods in the front.
Discard any cans or jars that have bulges or leaks.
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