Tips On Disinfecting
Don't Rinse Meat Before Cooking
When you rinse raw meat, bacteria can be splashed on other items in your kitchen and spread to other foods, utensils, and surfaces.
Don't Rinse Eggs
Any other handling, such as washing or rinsing, just increases the risk for cross-contamination, especially if the shell gets cracked.
Do Wash Produce
Before eating or preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, wash them under cold running water to remove any lingering dirt or bacteria.
Don't Soak Meat in Salt Water in an Effort to Remove Bacteria
This is not recommended because it really doesn’t do anything! If you do choose to soak your meat in saltwater, take measures to avoid cross-contamination and make sure that soaking is done while the meat is still in the refrigerator.
Do Wash Your Hands To Prevent Cross-Contamination After Handling Raw Meat
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food.
Do Wash Counter Tops and Sinks With Hot, Soapy Water To Prevent Cross-Contamination
For extra protection, you can sanitize with a mixture of bleach and water (one tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water).
Do Throw Away Meat Packaging
Packaging materials from raw meat or poultry, such as foam meat trays or plastic wraps, can also cause cross-contamination. So you should never reuse those for other food items
Don’t Re-use Any Cooking Utensils That Have Been Used on Raw Meat
If you use a spatula to put a raw hamburger patty on the grill, wash the spatula with hot water before re-using it while cooking. Get a new serving plate when cooked food is ready to be dished up if the raw meat was on the serving platter.