The best way for food handlers and consumers to avoid contracting or spreading foodborne illness is through education. Learning how foodborne illnesses are spread, what they are, and how to prevent them can go a long way in reducing serious cases.
It’s all too easy to get careless or overconfident in the kitchen, but even making a simple mistake can have serious long-term consequences, especially for foodservice workers or those cooking for large groups of people. No matter how experienced you feel you are in the kitchen, it’s important to be aware of common food safety guidelines - it could help you avoid contracting or spreading serious foodborne illnesses. Here are some of the most commonly made food safety mistakes in the kitchen.