Avoiding Cross Contamination
You must pay close attention to your hands to make sure that you do not accidentally cross contaminate food. A great way to avoid cross contamination is by using a color system for your cutting boards. Using multiple different cutting boards allows you to make sure you don’t cut lettuce after cutting raw meat.
Lets say you want to cut up a mango. How do you cut the mango without touching the dirty skin and the clean flesh at the same time? Additionally, you must inspect every ingredient to make sure it is clean. When you notice a damaged or discolored part make sure to cut it out and discard it.
- Pay close attention to your hands
- Use separate cutting boards
- Inspect every ingredient before you cut it