The Coronavirus pandemic has brought food safety and hygiene to the forefront. It is of the utmost importance these days to maintain clean and safe food practices. Thus, people are increasingly preferring to buy their food produce locally from trusted sources, without compromising on the quality of the produce. However, there are a number of ways that kitchen spaces can also prove to be a source of infection. It is equally important to keep surfaces at home disinfected and clean in order to prevent contamination of food.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) has released some steps to keep your kitchen surfaces and area clean and disinfected during the Covid-19 pandemic. These tips are recommended for households and homes specifically. Take a look:
Here Are 3 Tips To Keep Kitchen Counters And Area Disinfected And Clean:
1. Kitchen counters and slabs are where we prepare all the dishes and keep our produce. These may accumulate dust or dirt over time, which is why it is important to wash kitchen counters/slabs and stove thoroughly with water and detergent at least once every day as per FSSAI.
2. Once the meal is prepared, it is a good practice to clean not just the kitchen counters, but also the gas stove after preparing every meal as per the FSSAI. This will help lower the risk of germs or infections from spreading and help maintain good cleanliness and hygiene at all times.
3. Another important facet is the utensils and equipment that we use. FSSAI recommends washing utensils and equipment throughly with soap/detergent and water after every use.
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Utensils and equipment must be washed after every use.
Good hygiene and sanitation practices in the kitchen are all about forming a habit. These cleanliness tips will be helpful in the long run and also help in maintaining adequate food safety in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.